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Lot 1459
two-page document signed by Benjamin Martyn and dated May, 1737, authorizing the shipment of "sixty heads" from Rotterdam to Georgia, scarce document dealing with populating the Georgia colony with indentured servants in its fifth year of existence, it further outlines the sizes of beds to be prepared for the passengers, the daily rations to be provided, and the costs to be repaid by "all of or so many of them who shall be landed alive in Georgia," each sheet measures 12-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.


overall toning, some chips and losses to the edges (possibly due to being bound at some point), some breaks at the folds otherwise very good

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1737 Georgia Document

Estimate $600 - $900Nov 17, 2018
Asheville, NC, USA