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Title Towns: Onion River Corporation: Draft statement to protect investors, 1769-1773
Creator Onion River Corporation
Dates of Creation 1769-1773
Scope & Content A statement that seems designed to protect the Onion River Company's land holdings in Williston, Vermont.
Administrative/Biographical History Ethan Allen, Ira Allen, Heman Allen, Zimri Allen and cousin Remember Baker had formed the Onion River Company as a land specuation investment. They purchased a large number of acres in Willison issued through a New Hampshire charter by Governor Benning Wentworth. New York claimed the same lands and threatened to issue new patents for a town named Deerfield with new owners. This document seems to be a draft statement defending the Onion River Company's investment and work to improve the land, including building a seventy mile long road from Castleton to Williston. This may be signed by Thomas Chittenden as 'Clerk.' On the back in a clearer hand is a possible record of a vote in support of the investors efforts.
Related People Allen, Ethan
Allen, Heman (1740–1778)
Allen, Ira
Allen, Zimri
Baker, Remember
Chittenden, Thomas
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.113.14