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    (Penobscot Indians) An interesting pair of documents including a manuscript Document Signed by six Penobscot Tribe members with their marks, one page, 7.25" x 9", Bangor, October 9, 1798, reading in part: "received from Amasa L. Goodwin Esq. three hundred Bushels Indian corn, seventy five yards of Blue... Cloth, fifty pounds musket powder & Two hundred pounds shot... in full for the payment Due us from the Commonwealth [of] Massachudsst up to October 1898 as for agreement for Land Relinquished by us to the said Commonwealth in 1795." Offered together with a second manuscript Document Signed by seven Penobscot Indians with their marks, 7.5" x 6.5", Bangor, November 20, 1810 for similar articles "Received of John Blake Agent for the Penobscot Tribe..." The Penobscot relinquished their land claims in exchange for a reservation in what is present-day Washington County, Maine. Irregular margins, light creases, else very good condition. A fine Native American document. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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