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13 March, 1647; Richard Russell [of Charlestown, Massachusetts]
Bill of sale for the bark HOPEWELL of New England

Boston Athenaeum, Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 62.
Published in Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, no. 32, A Volume Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903) 76. Revised by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: New England, ship, planter.


13 March, 1647. Richard Russell of Charlestown [Massachusetts], merchant, for value £ 230, already received, hath sold unto John Bodington, merchant, one small bark, about forty tons, called the HOPEWELL of New England, with all the masts, cables, sails, anchors, etc., warranting the sale thereof according to the law of Oleron, as appeared by a deed dated 10th of November, 1646, presented to me by John Bodington [agent for Sir David Kirke].

Subscribed Richard Russell
Witness: John Mills
& a seale
Peter Mudd

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