Advertisement for Land in No. 1 (now Peru)
Source: Columbian Courier of New Bedford, Mass., issue of June 26, 1801.
A good Bargain.A VALuable tract of Eastern Land, lying in the Province of Maine, Cumberland county, on the southerly side of Androscoggin River, and about 30 miles West of Kennebeck—containing about 3000 acres, and known by the names of No. 1, or Thompson's, Sproat's and Eddy's Purchase. This fertile tract is bounded by Holmantown on the North, by the town of Jay on the East, and by Hartford & Sumner on the South; which towns have been settled upwards of twenty years. There are now on said Purchase upwards of twenty settlers, and others are fast moving in. That part of this Purchase belonging to the subscriber, will be sold in Lots of 100 acres each, and warrantee deeds given. The terms of payment are—one moiety at signing the deed, and the other moiety at the expiration of six months. A plot of the above described Land is in the possession of the subscriber—It may be seen at any time, and will be exhibited on the day of Sale.
To be Sold, by the Subscriber,at Public Vendue,at the House of Lieut. Thomas Sproat, Innholder, in Middleboro',
On WEDNESDAY, 19th Aug. next, at 2 o'clock P. M.JOSHUA EDDY.Middleborough, June 20, 1801.