Chester, Peter, approximately 1717-1799
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Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 0-155
Scope and Contents This collection of documents is from the large collection of papers of the British army paymaster's office which was in the possession of the Manchester autograph dealer, John Gray Bell, in 1857, and which was bought by Sir Thomas Phillips. It has been supposed that the documents were removed from Pensacola following the surrender of the town to Galvez on May 8, 1781. This collection contains 103 land grants issued in Pensacola, Florida, during the administration of Governor Peter Chester, each document signed by both he and Elias Durnford. 101 of the documents are printed forms filled out in manuscript, and two are entirely in manuscript. There are 36 surveyor's maps...
Dates: Created: 1775-1780; Other: Date acquired: 1957