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  • Tags: 1759 and Before

AccountBookConnRiverCommerceResized.pdf
Account book kept by unknown person recording transportation of goods such as salt, molasses, and rum, up and down the Connecticut River during the years 1753 through 1756.

hunting_the_deer.jpg
Lithograph of a North American Indian hunting a deer.

smith_acctbk_31.jpg
Many of the early settlers combined some other occupation with that of farming. Nathaniel Smith, who was among the first of the East Inhabitants of Hadley, was a doctor, the first to practice his profession in the new settlement.

hadley3pre_taxwarrant_17530207.jpg
Warrant to Nathan Dickinson, constable, for collection of taxes in Third Precinct of Hadley (now Amherst).

smith_gristmill_agreement_17560128.jpg
Agreement between Peletiah Smith and seven others to build, and to share equally the cost of, a gristmill to be situated on the Fort River in the Second Precinct of Hadley.

indian_manner.jpg
Lithograph of two North American Indians carrying game suspended on a pole between them.

hadley3pre_taxwarrant_17530214.jpg
Warrant to Nathan Dickinson, constable, for collection of taxes in Third Precinct of Hadley (now Amherst).

records_meeting_17450319.jpg
Record of a precinct meeting held in a section of Hadley (now Amherst) in 1745, 10 years after the first meeting. Votes recorded are concerned with choosing officers, committees, highway work, wood for the minister, making payment for services, and…

smith_gristmill_subscription_1756.jpg
Subscription list for Peletiah Smith and seven others to share labor to build a gristmill on the Fort River in the Second Precinct of Hadley.

parsons_receipt_17570418.jpg
Receipt written by David Parsons, Amherst's first minister, for payment of his salary in old tenor money by Jonathan Dickinson, one of the first Selectmen of Amherst and the treasurer at the time.

mary_boltwood_letter.jpg
Letter to Mary Boltwood from her husband on the day before he says he is to set sail with a large contingent of soldiers, from Lake George to Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga controlled the route between the Hudson River Valley and Canada in the wars…

records_warrant_17350922.jpg
Warrant to Ebenezer Kellogg to have him notify the inhabitants of Hadley Third Precinct (now Amherst) to meet at the house of Zachariah Field on October 8th to decide matters relating to choosing officers who will have the power to call meetings, and…

records_meeting_17550324.jpg
Record of town meeting held in Amherst in 1755, 20 years after the first meeting. Votes recorded are concerned with choosing officers, committees, raising money for wood for the minister, that the committee chosen to "seat the meetinghouse" make some…

Account Book Warner Simeon Clark 1757 600 dpi.jpg
Section from the account book of David Warner, a local blacksmith, showing work he completed for Simeon Clark. Some of the jobs listed: fixing the rim on a dishkettle, fixing grips for a harrow, mending chain, and mill work in a saw mill. The account…

Map_NewEngland_1676.jpg
This beautifully engraved and colored map represents an English version of the Jansson-Visscher series of maps of northeastern North America. Since it was published shortly after the expulsion of the Dutch from New York, the map displays geographical…
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