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COLLECTION Identifier: H MS c239

James Bourne Ayer papers

Spaulding family legal documents, 1788-1841 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains land deeds, indentures, and estate documents of the Spaulding family, dated 1788-1841. Includes records of land sold by Bezaleel Spaulding (1760-1831) of Hancock, New Hampshire, and rights to use of a mill, meetinghouse pew, and other property he purchased, as well as a 1795 indenture apprenticing Phinehas Astin to Spaulding, a farmer, to learn husbandry.