494 Jasher Wyman’s Letter on Townsend Lands

    Townshend December the 19th 1750

    Honoured Gentlemen, I suppose you are not ignorant of a claim laid to a certin Tract of Land in the Province of New-Hampshire under Capt. John Mason; These are therefore to inform you that the Colledg Lands within the Township of Townshend fall within said Claim and are letted-out in a Township under the Lord-Proprietors (so called) claiming under said Mason whereof further enquire of Missrs Stephen and Henry Prentice Gentlemen.

    Your humble Servant

    Jasher Wyman

    [Addressed:] To the Honoured Gentlemen Overseers of Harvard College.

    Lands Papers, Miscellaneous, 1. 44. A few years earlier (1742) the Corporation asked the President to write to Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire, because the Townsend lands were “said now to fall within the New Hampshire Line.” CSM Publications, xvi. 717.