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25 January 2012

Squeezing in Those Clues

This 1790 era deed from Harford County, Maryland, contains a clue in the "fine print" at the very top of the record copy of the deed. The item, underlined here in red indicates that the original was delivered to Wm. Rampley per order. The deed was from an Elisha Garrett to a William Gibson. The "delivery" notice is a clue that needs to be investigated. Don't ignore those items at the very top, bottom, or side of a transcription.

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