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    New York, Castorland. Compagnie de New-Yorck. June 28, 1793. Coupon Indivis. Shares of Settlement Land. PMG About Uncirculated 55.
    A wonderful piece of early New York history. Indented at left, this certificate represents shares of land for a settler. According to Wikipedia, "The village name means 'Land of the Beaver,'" and the embossed seal at lower left includes a representation of a beaver gnawing on a tree. Wikipedia also states regarding Castorland, "The name stems from a colony of refugees from the French Revolution, established in 1792 to provide a new home away from the violence in France. The land, 210,000 acres (850 km2), was originally part of Macomb's Purchase. It was purchased by La Compagnie de New York. "Castorland" is a literal translation of the old Indian name of the area." PMG included the comment, "Annotation," referring to a lightly penciled area at the upper left corner of the plain back. Formerly part of the F.C.C. Boyd collection.


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