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Rare Books 35<br />

42. [GRENADA.] [Indenture<br />

recording the sale of a half<br />

share of a sugar plantation<br />

in Grenada by William Snell<br />

Chauncey of Thames<br />

Ditton, Surrey and his wife<br />

Sarah to William Pearce of<br />

St. Swithin’s Lane, London,<br />

gentleman.]<br />

[London, 23 March 1789.]<br />

Indenture on vellum (64 x 52cm) 37<br />

lines, signed and sealed by William<br />

& Sarah Snell Chauncey, with<br />

attached witness statement, verso<br />

with contemporary endorsements and<br />

tax stamps, some dusting to verso<br />

along old folds, overall very good,<br />

offered together with a related indenture<br />

of reconveyance of similar format<br />

dated 24 March 1789.<br />

SALE OF A SUGAR PLANTATION IN THE WEST INDIES<br />

This indenture records the sale of a half share of a sugar plantation on the Carribean island of Grenada in 1789:<br />

“half part of all that plantation or sugar work formerly called … the Mount alias Mount Martha but now Cape-<br />

Sale … being in the parish of Saint Davids formerly called Megrine in the island of Grenada in the West Indies<br />

… being two hundred and forty three acres of land stores mills outhouses and negroe houses … and all other<br />

buildings edifices and erections … together with one hundred and thirty negroe or other slaves to the said plantation<br />

land and premises belonging … and all other the negroe or other slaves horses …”<br />

£450<br />

MEDICINES MADE BY A LONDON DRUGGIST<br />

43. HAGUE, James. James Hague, chymist and druggist,<br />

(no. 15) Catherine – Street, Strand: prepares and<br />

sells the following articles, of the very best quality …<br />

[London, c.1780.] Handbill. Small folio (15.5 x 27cm) printed in<br />

four columns divided by ornaments, printed border cropped on each<br />

side, old folds.<br />

This handbill advertises more than one hundred and sixty medicines,<br />

pills, salts, elixirs, tinctures, herbs and spices prepared<br />

and sold c.1780 by the chemist and druggist James Hague of 15<br />

Catherine Street, Strand: “powder of jalap … flower of brimstone<br />

… tincture of myrrh … Goulard’s extract of lead …<br />

liver of antimony … pungent smelling bottle … elixir of vitriol<br />

… valerian root …” A note at the foot of the sheet advises<br />

that “the following prepared by him alone, and to be had<br />

nowhere else, genuine tincture of Peruvian bark, tincture for<br />

the teeth, lozenges for the piles, and fever powder, as originally<br />

prepared by Dr. James”.<br />

Not traced in ESTC. £250

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