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Monday, January 02, 2006

1782 Advertisement for Land in Brownfield

Source: The Independent Chronicle and The Universal Advertiser of Boston, Mass., issue of Mar. 7, 1782.
TO BE SOLD,
Six Thousand Acres of Land,
in Brownfield, on Saco-River, in the County of York, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, forty Miles from Saco-Falls, the same Distance from Casco-Bay, the Metropolis of the East ; the great Road from the Upper-Coos Country and Conway, in New-Hampshire, Fryeburg and other Towns in this Commonwealth, lay through said Town. One Thousand Acres adjoining Fryeburg, two Hundred of it Interval, very thinly wooded, two small Houses on it, and produces about forty Loads of Hay, eight Families and a Saw-Mill within one Mile, and a Grist-Mill within two Miles of said Farm. Six Hundred Acres on the public Road, near the Middle of said Town, a small House on it, ten Acres of Land cleared, and twenty more felled and partly cleared, a good Situation for a public House, part of it Interval, the Land adjoining is settled. For Hundred Acres, one Hundred of it Interval, in two other Farms, small Houses on them, and some Improvements, the Land adjoining is settled. One Thousand Acres on the public Road near the lower End of the Town, near a Grist-Mill and Settlements, two Hundred of which is Interval, suitable for Grass. Three Thousand Acres in a Body, or in such Lots in different Parts of the Town as shall be most agreeable to the Purchasers. The Cultivation of the Lands is the principal Inducement for the Sale ; the Terms of Payment will be made easy ; West-India or European Goods, Cattle, or the Produce of the Earth, will answer ; Labour, in part with good Security, will not be refuted. Instead of a pompous Recommendation of the Premises, it is requested of those who are inclined to purchase new Lands, that they would apply to BROWN and OSGOOD, of said Brownfield, who will be ready to afford them every reasonable Indulgence in their Power ; and as they may have their Choice out of fifteen Thousand Acres, it is not doubted but that they may be accommodated to their entire Satisfaction.

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