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Stephen Sewell

Stephen Sewell

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Stephen Sewell

Clerk of Courts for the Salem Witch Trials. Manuscript DS in Old English, signed “Steph Sewall,” one page, 7.5 x 11.75, 1705. Boldly-penned document which names Jonathan Woodman and Richard Bartlett Jr. as parties to a land sale contract. Signed on the reverse by Sewell as recorder for Essex County, and countersigned on the front by Jonathan Woodman, Samuel Soyer, Philip Morss, Joseph Hoyt and Thomas Noyes. In good condition, with foxing and toning, moderate to heavy dampstaining, and some separations to the horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014