Autograph Letter, Signed "Samuel Townsend," to Benjamin Waters of Salem. Charlestown Massachusetts.

"I HAVE BOUGHT THE HOUSE YOUR MOTHER LIVES IN"

Autograph Letter, Signed "Samuel Townsend," to Benjamin Waters of Salem.

Charlestown [MA]: July 31st 1759.

1pp., pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 1 vols. 7 1/4 x 7 inches. "I HAVE BOUGHT THE HOUSE YOUR MOTHER LIVES IN" Old folds, old stains, small whole affecting two characters of text, Else VG Item #37382

A letter advising Waters that Townsend has "bought the house your mother lives in and that I want it empty in order to live in."Further reading in part: "I am sensible that difficulty attends removing your mother under her circumstances If so I think it best to be done while the weather is warm... let me know as quick as possible what is to be done in this case and whether you will engage to pay me the rent for which time she may be in at... you see my friend without something is done my money which I have paid all down must ly (sic) wholly dead and useless...

Benjamin Waters (1721-1786) was born in Charlestown to Benjamin Waters and Abigail Stone. he later moved to Salem, where he was a baker. He married Esther Gilbert and had seven children. He died in Washington, Dutchess County, New York. Many of Benjamin Waters’ papers and other related Waters’ family documents and manuscripts are archived in the library of Essex Peabody Museum, in Essex, MA.

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