Allen, Ethan. Land deed signed, [New York City], 6 August 1785
Allen, Ethan. Land deed signed, [New York City], 6 August 1785
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Allen, Ethan. Land deed signed, [New York City], 6 August 1785

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Allen, Ethan. Land deed signed, [New York City], 6 August 1785

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

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ALLEN, ETHAN 


DOCUMENT SIGNED ("ETHAN ALLEN"), BOND GIVEN BY ALLEN AS SECURITY FOR PAYMENT FOR LAND PURCHASED IN NORTHERN VERMONT 


2 pages (12 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 328 x 202 mm) on a leaf of laid paper, [New York City], 6 August 1785; folds, edge tears and minor losses affecting some text. 


Rare signature by vermont's green mountain hero and one of the state founders


This bond was given by Allen as security for payment of land he purchased in the "townships of Colchester and Essex" of Northern Vermont. "Wheras the above bounded Ethan Allen did yesterday purchase from Cornelius J. Bogart Jacobus Bogart Junior and Peter Bogart all of the City of New York Twelve rights of land...for the consideration of the two hundred and forty pounds of lawful money of New York..."


It was likely executed in New York City where Allen was at the time, and was to be executed in partnership with John Kelly, a New York attorney. There is also mention of his brother and revolutionary associate Ira Allen. An energetic land speculator, Allen later moved to Burlington, near the location of the land mentioned in this document. 

Condition Report

2 pages (12 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 328 x 202 mm) on a leaf of laid paper, [New York City], 6 August 1785; folds, edge tears and minor losses affecting some text.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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