Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS Misc-6 John Hunt indenture :
TitleJohn Hunt indenture :
- Hunt, John, 18th cent Hunt, John, 18th cent
- Keen, Mounce, 1715-1794 Keen, Mounce, 1715-1794
Call numberLJS Misc-6
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5764188
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Indenture dated 6 June 1772 by John Hunt concerning a parcel or parcels of land in Mannington Township, Salem County, N.J., with Mounce Keen of Mannington Township as the other party. Text, including signature of John Hunt, lost to trimming on right and bottom edges. The document includes references to Jeremiah and Robert Rains (written Raines in this manuscript) and Mary Bottle, also related to the Rains family. The description of the land refers to a neighboring parcel owned by Roger Melton. A note on the verso dated 8 June 1772 reports the statement by Elisha Bassett (noted as a Quaker) before Common Pleas Court Judge Preston Carpenter vouching for the now missing signature of John Hunt, signed by Bassett and Carpenter, with remnants of Carpenter's wax seal. Ruled in lead and written in cursive script with a few words in calligraphic letters.
Extent1 395 x 545 mm. (trimmed)
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Real property--New Jersey--Salem County
- Legal documents
- Seals (artifacts)
- Manuscripts, American--18th century