1792.022: Land Sale or Lease Offer by Thomas Bond.

Published: 1792

Full Title: 'Tis now two years since I left my native place, and retired to the wilds of the western waters, beyond the Apalachian [sic] Mountains. I have saved a small part of a genteel fortune from certain Harpies and Rascals of Philadelphia, by making a few early entries on lands in Virginia, and the purchase of some others, which have, as minute investigations, proved very valuable, and which I wish to invite all European and other emigrants to buy; offering my rich Lands at a very low price for sale, or on exceeding easy terms on lease. ... Further particulars may be had of William Ward Burress, Esq. and the committee of correspondence for the Hibernian and German Societies, Philadelphia; Mr Charles Gallagher, my surveyor; Major Samuel Hanway, surveyor of the county, and every other gentleman in the county of Monongehela [sic] and Morgan Town; or, of the proprietor at Alexandria; who will give Fee Simple, and, what is uncommon for speculators in Virginia Lands, a general warranty.

Author: Bond, Thomas (1743-93).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Hanson & Bond

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 41 x 47 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks printer credit; surviving copy held by Library of Congress (and filmed by the Early American Imprints Series) is signed in manuscript: "Alexandria Aug 15. 1792. Thos. Bond." The author of this broadside is the same Thomas Bond who was the proprietor of the sole press then operating in Alexandria, and so that one issuing this title. This notice marks the Philadelphia-born entrepreneur's shift from part-time to full-time land speculation activities in the Monongahela River valley, particularly along the Youghiogheny and Cheat Rivers that flank Morgantown; a year after this sheet was issued, Bond dissolved his printing partnership with Samuel Hanson and removed permanently to Morgantown; unfortunately, Bond died within a few weeks of that relocation.

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