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Fall 2001

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A Farm for Sale

1817 Advertisement

contributed by

Richard Palmer

Ontario Repository, Canandaigua, New York

Tues., July 29, 1817

A Western District Farmer

Whoever has travelled thro the county of Onondaga, must have seen at least half a dozen Stores belonging to John Meeker; but from the following advertisement, it would seem that dealing in goods is but a part of the business he carries on:

For sale, that valuable and well known FARM of the subscriber, lying in the town of Tully, Onondaga county, containing two thousand nine hundred and seventy five acres, of first rate land, on a high eminence and pleasantly situated, well watered with durable springs and rivulets of the best water in America. Seventeen hundred acres of land is under the best improvement, and well fenced—on which are five good Dwelling Houses, and necessary out houses, well finished, and an excellent orchard—the remainder is excellently well timbered land.

Also eighteen common sized Barns in the best order—one good Saw Mill, two Grist Mills, one large Distillery, one large Store and new Ashery, all in good order for business.

Also one hundred Cows, one hundred head of young Cattle and twelve hundred Sheep. — The Farm is capable of keeping double the quantity of stock above enumerated. —

Also a good sett of tools and implements for said Farm. —

All of which is offered at the moderate price of One Hundred Thousand Dollars—ten thousand down, and ninety thousand in nine annual payments with annual interest; for which an undisputed title will be given by the subscriber living on the premises.


Tully, April 5, 1817

© 2001, Richard F. Palmer
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