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Cass, Lewis.

SIGNED INDENTURE BETWEEN LEWIS CASS & HIS WIFE ELIZA AND THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL RAIL ROAD COMPANY.

Detroit 1847. 16 x 12", laid paper "Sold at A. Smith Bagg's Bookstore, Detroit", folded, a few tears (esp at folds), light soiling else good. The document, dated Sept 8, 1847, was for the sale of 38 lots in the First Ward in Detroit to the Michigan Central Railroad Company. The MCRR was chartered in 1846 and acquired about 22 acres in this period which were mostly underwater. The area was filled-in, and 2600 feet f dock was built along with the pasenger and freight depots, engine house, wheat warehouse, etc. The lots were once part of the Macomb farm that Cass and his family had purchased in 1815. Cass by the time of the indenture had been Governor of Michigan, Secretary of War, Minister to France, and a US Senator. The lots were sold for $19,000. Other Cass properties were sold piecemeal over the years through the Cass Company, run by Charles C. Trowbridge and Edmund Brush.


Book Id: 96-1204

Price: $1,500.00

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