Sunday, February 24, 2013

Addison County, Connecticut; Personal Financial Note 1837

Addison County, Connecticut, 28 March 1837. A personal financial note between Robert Finch and Ransom Rathborn, witnessed by Hezekiah Church. Source: eBay seller genstore.

Interesting to note in this document that the basic legal language has already been printed, with just the specific details of the agreement filled in by hand into this preprinted legal form. 

The unusual typeface has been chosen to resemble handwritten script; it's early enough, however, that some of the "s" characters are shown in the old-fashioned "large s" form.

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