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Land Assessment document

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030070811]
Identifier: MS-0589
A legal document assessing the value of land through which the Maryland and Delaware Railroad will pass, condemend under an act of the Maryland Legislature for the use of the railroad, in a partly printed document. It is completed in manuscript and was signed by three commissioneres for the railroad (John W. Tempel, Robert Denny, and J.S. Parris) on Dec. 3rd, 1856, and was addressed to Judge Philemon B. Hopper of the Maryland Seventh Judicial Circuit, the supervising magistrate . The commissioners' petition includes a description of the condemned lands in Talbot County and their assessed value for purchase from the owner.

Dates

  • 1856

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical / Historical

A legal document signed by 3 railroad commissioners (John W. Tempel, Robert Denny, and J.S. Parris) on Dec. 3rd, 1856, that allowed them to assess the value of land through which the Maryland and Delaware Railroad would pass. Eventually, the Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company was sold at foreclosre on Dec. 2, 1877, and the property in both states were reconveyed to the Delaware and Chesapeake Railroad corporation on Feb. 10, 1880.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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