• Early Salem Survey; Man Seeks Lumber for Winter Burning

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    Two early 19th Century Massachusetts lumber related items, a survey of lumber in Salem, MA, and an ALS from Ipswich, MA, ordering timber for the cold New England winter.

    7 ¾” x 9 ½” one and a quarter pages, Salem, MA, Surveyor Edward Brown offers his survey of timber to William J. Kockes, July 10. 1819.

    5 ½” x 8 ½” one page with address leaf, ALS, Dec. 16, 1818, Timothy Morsey writes Joseph Poor of Byfield. “Sir, I should like to have you bring me a load of maple timber if you have that which is good and clean and the sooner the better and oblige yours.” Postcript reads, “If you cannot bring me any please send me word as soon as possible.” Verso contains the address leaf.

    Expected toning. One irregular margin. Else excellent condition.

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