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Quitclaim deed for the peninsula of Boston, Massachusetts, from Charles Josias and the Massachuset Indians to the inhabitants of Boston, 19 March 1684/5 [1685]

Item Information

Title:
Quitclaim deed for the peninsula of Boston, Massachusetts, from Charles Josias and the Massachuset Indians to the inhabitants of Boston, 19 March 1684/5 [1685]
Description:
This 1685 quitclaim deed formalized the transfer of the peninsula that became the town of Boston from the native Massachuset Indians to the English colonists. Charles Greely Loring exhibited the deed at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1879 and several nineteenth-century histories of Boston refer to it. Loring's children donated the deed to the Historical Society in 1904. Image of page 1 depicts entire page; image of page 2 depicts detail area showing endorsement
Creator:
Josias, Charles
Date:
March 19, 1685
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
Deeds
Indian land transfers
Indians of North America
Massachuset Indians
Land transfers
Real property
History
1600-1775
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston (Mass.)
Extent:
54.2 cm x 68.6 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Item from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Image use and licensing information: www.masshist.org/library/permissions
Contact host institution for more information.
Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_808