Lot 53 of 419:
Sutter sells land in California 1849  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Manuscript bill of sale of lots in Vernon, California from John A. Sutter and Beyer Simmons to J.D. Steinberger and Ormiston

Author:
**

Place:
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Date:
Nov. 27, 1849

Description:
On 4-page legal lettersheet, notarized on p.[2] with seal, docketed on p.[4]. Deed of sale executed by Sutter's and Beyer's attorney, transferring title to four lots of land in the recently surveyed town of Vernon (or Verona), near the confluence of the Sacramento and Feather rivers. Sutter, attempting to profit from the influx of prospectors and settlers in the wake of the discovery of gold, had had the town of Vernon surveyed in the spring of 1849, believing it to be the head of navigation on the Feather River; however, high water the following winter allowed ships to pass on up the river beyond Vernon and the community failed to prosper. Such early purchasers as Steinberger and Ormiston were unlucky in their investments.

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Condition:
Very good condition.


 
Item number:
195525
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