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    Ira Allen Autograph Document Signed. One page, 8" x 6.5", n. p., May 4, 1792. One page, 7.75" x 6.5", [Vermont], May 4, 1792. Signed multiple times, once as "Ira Allen," twice as "I. Allen," and thrice as "Allen." In part, "Subscribers agree that in case I. Allen Buys Trasses Lot on the Two [hectares?] at £28 & a Right from E. Halls Heirs at £50 & Convey them to B. Hatch sd. Sums are to be indorsed on sd. Allen states this Day Given for sd. Cattle to sd. B. Hatch or Wither of sd. Lots- Sd. Allen agrees to Procure for sd. Hatch one Barrel of Pork...which to be Indorsed on sd. Allens Cattle states making a Reasonable allowance." Docketed on verso by Ira Allen, "I. Allen & B./Hatch agt./ Respecting/Lands." Countersigned by Barnabas Hatch and Henry Charlton [?]. Slight separation at edges of two folds, tear at upper right corner.

    Ira Allen (1751-1814), the brother of Ethan Allen, was one of the founders of Vermont and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys. In 1777, Ira Allen was one of the delegates to the convention held in Windsor declaring Vermont not only separated from New York, but as an independent state. He helped draft a constitution, the first anywhere to outlaw slavery and grant universal male suffrage. These laws governed Vermont until it was admitted to the Union as the 14th state on March 4, 1791. Allen contributed money and a fifty-acre site at Burlington for the establishment of a University and is often called the "Father of the University of Vermont."


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