October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Survey Manuscript "Plan of Sylvester Town.."

...Town/Surveyed Aprill 15, 1768/By Stephen Gatchet Surveyor”, ink on laid paper, unframed, sheet 14-1/2 x 19 in.

Note: This plan was surveyed just two months before the town was granted to Major James Warren.

From Wikipedia:

First called Sylvester-Canada, the township was granted by the Massachusetts General Court on June 20, 1768 to Major James Warren and others, survivors of Captain Joseph Sylvester's company for their services in the 1690 Battle of Quebec. It replaced a 1735 grant of the same name located at what is now Richmond, New Hampshire, but which was ruled invalid in 1741 because of prior claims from the heirs of John Mason. Reverend Charles Turner of Scituate, Massachusetts, acted as an agent for the dispossessed grantees, and would become the first minister of their new town.

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Provenance:Captain James N. Sever (1761-1845), Captain USS Congress; by descent in family


significant losses at upper margin, other scattered minor losses throughout, wear to edges, toning, foxing, and staining, repaired tear along central horizontal fold line verso

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