1803 Maine LAND Deed SIGNED by Rev War GENERAL Benjamin Lincoln. DOCUMENT also SIGNED by Revolutionary War GENERAL Henry Jackson. VERY RARE, post-Revolutionary War MAINE proprietors LAND deed SIGNED by Revolutionary War GENERALS Benjamin Lincoln and Henry Jackson in which they SELL land in BANGOR to Henry Knox of THOMASTON. Document is two-pages in length (single sheet both sides) and is dated December 14th 1803 , whereby Benjamin Lincoln of Hingham (MA) and Henry Jackson of Boston (MA) sell to Henry Knox of Thomaston for the sum of one dollar all the land lying in Bangor within the County of Hancock (which with other land the said Henry Knox mortgaged to us by his deed of mortgage bearing date on the month of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred + ninety eight) with all our right title + interest in + to the said land lying in Bangor aforesaid derived to us from the deed of Mortgage.Document is additionally SIGNED by Ann Sigourney and Joseph Hall , as witnesses to the signatures of Benjamin Lincoln & Henry Jackson. It is SIGNED a second time by Joseph Hall as a justice of the peace.
The backside or verso of the document is SIGNED as well by Bradshaw Hall (as Registrar of Deeds). Benjamin Lincoln, Henry Jackson, and Henry Knox were major figures in the history of Maine lands. BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1733 1810) was a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.He was wounded during the Battle of Saratoga , participated in the Boston Campaign, Battle of White Plains, Battle of Bound Brook, the Siege of Savannah, the Battle of Charleston, and was present at the Surrender of Yorktown. Following the war, Lincoln was involved in land dealings in Maine, which was a part of Massachusetts up until 1820, eventually purchasing 20,279 acres of land there. Lincoln also served as the SECOND Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and was the FIRST U. HENRY JACKSON (1747 1809) was a Continental Army officer during the Boston Siege and Captain of his own company following the British evacuation. Thereafter Jackson served in Rhode Island, where he was commissioned a Colonel of the 16th Massachusetts Regiment in 1777.
His Regiment participated in the Monmouth Campaign, Battle of Rhode Island (also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill), and the engagement at Springfield (NJ). Jacksons unit was later reorganized as the 4th Massachusetts Regiment, and he received a Brevet promotion to Brigadier General on September 30th 1783. Jackson was placed in command of the 1st American Regiment until July of 1784, the last major Continental Army unit in the field during the Revolutionary War.
He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, serving as Treasurer of the Massachusetts chapter from 1783 up until his death. Following the war, Henry Jackson was a prosperous merchant and a lifelong friend of Major General Henry Knox. Henry Jackson acted as Knoxs frequent intermediary, purchasing land and then later quietly deeding the tract to Knox. In fact, General Knox would name one of his sons Henry Jackson Knox. CONDITION: document measures about 8 x 13 ¼ inches in size and is in EXCELLENT original condition with three horizontal folds.
There is one tiny fold split about ¼ inch in length along the bottom left edge, but otherwise NO rips or tears. The paper is strong, the writing is dark & the signatures are bold (see scans).
The signatures / autographs of Benjamin Lincoln and Henry Jackson are guaranteed authentic. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. The item "REVOLUTIONARY WAR Henry Knox, Benjamin Lincoln, Henry Jackson SIGNED Maine DEED" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Revolutionary War (1775-83)\Original Period Items".
The seller is "doctorhoward" and is located in Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.