Friday, June 18, 2010

Cecil County, Maryland 1770

Document from Cecil County, Maryland, giving details on John Slycer's inheritance from his father, Thomas Slycer.

Included in the account are "1 Negro Boy Jam left him by his Father" and "1 Negro Girl Jamey" with their "values" of $45.00 and $25.00.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Freehold, New Jersey 1751

Bond dated May 24 1751 for a loan for £100, which Mate├┐s Piterson (Mathias Peterson), William Piterson (Peterson) and John Piterson (Peterson) of Freehold, New Jersey, yeomen (farmers) had borrowed from Charles Crooke, a baker, of New York City, with 50% of the loan, payable at 6% interest, in money of the Province of New York on May 7 1752. The document is signed by Mathias, William and John Peterson, with their wax seals adjacent, at the lower right, and is witnessed by Aevis V D Bilt (Avis Vanderbilt) and Peter Van Deventer at lower left. On the verso are five endorsements, given by Charles Crooke, and one executed by John Crooke, Charles' son, after his death, acknowledging receipt of interest dated 1764.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 1818

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania dated May 1, 1818 reading in part: "...That Henry Hughes...with force & arms in & upon William Harper...an assault did make, and him the said William Harper then & there did beat, wound and ill treat & other wrongs to him the said Williams then & there did, to the great damage of the said William..."

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sag Harbor 1823

Receipt dated Sag Harbor [New York], October 29, 1823. P. Parker King acknowledges receipt of $30.00 from Henry P. Dering on behalf of Phineas King in payment for sheep.

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