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This document inscribed with a quill pen on parchment, records the sale of the 3066 acre Gray Court Plantation with certain personal property included in the sale. An attached paper memorandum of the chattels referred to in the primary document,...
Clippings; History; Historical societies; Historians; Land grants; Taverns (Inns);
Newspaper clipping reporting on a Historical Society of Middletown and Wallkill Precinct meeting featuring Frank Durland’s paper on the importance of Chester in history. Apparently, this was clipped from Dr. Wesley Wait's copy of the newspaper.
Certification, written in French in 1709, recognizing an earlier contract made in 1689 between Jean Cottin and the Village of New Paltz concerning land given to Cottin in compensation for his services as a schoolmaster.
Contract between schoolmaster Jean Cottin and members of the New Paltz Village Council, granting him permission to use a specific dwelling and adjoining farm land for he and his family as long as he remains their schoolmaster.