PUBLIC SALE. WILL BE SOLD, ON SATURDAY THE 21st INST., AT THE HOUSE OF JACOB RITERS, NEAR LIELL'S MILLS, SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SIX ACRES OF GOOD LAND... [caption title]
[Palmyra, Mo., 1845. Broadside, 8 x 11 1/4 inches. Oblong quarto. Two cmall chips and a one-inch closed tear at left edge. Manuscript annotation at lower edge. Faint foxing and dust soiling. About very good. An unrecorded Missouri broadside from 1845, advertising a public land sale near Palmyra, Mo. The land in question is located in Round Grove Township, Marion Co., in the northeast corner of Missouri. The land forms a contiguous lot from several different parcels, and includes frontage on the South Fabius River. The seller, Samuel Henderson, by whom the advertisement is signed in print, is recorded as a resident of Round Grove in the 1840 census and is later noted as a teacher at the first area school in 1842. Jacob Riter, at whose house the prospective sale was to be held, is recorded as a local farmer in the same census. This area was sparsely settled in 1845, and the only printing done in the county was at Palmyra. One of those printers, Joseph Ament, took on a young Samuel Clemens as his apprentice when he moved his press to Hannibal, Mo., in 1848. Not in Missouri Imprints or OCLC. (Inventory #: WRCAM52181)
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