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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09057
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0004] 1760-1769 
Title Complaint from settlers at Broad Bay
Date 22 February - 11 March 1769
Author Schnaudiel, John Willhem (fl. 1769)  
Additional authors Hill, John (fl. 1765-1769)
Document Type Legal document; Land transaction document
Content Description Signed by Schnaudiel as well as over twenty others. The authors, all German by birth, allege that in 1753, they were approached in Germany by Samuel Waldo, Jr. and offered settlement at Broad Bay in New England. The authors sold their homes in Germany and traveled to Broad Bay, where Waldo reneged on his promises, giving them less land, and land in poorer locations. Note on page 3 indicates that some of the signatories presented the petition to John Hill, Justice of the Peace, who signed it as a witness.
Subjects Immigration and Migration  Boundary or Property Dispute  Petition  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  
People Hill, John (fl. 1765-1769)  Waldo, Samuel (ca. 1723-1770)  Schnaudiel, John Wilhelm (fl. 1769)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Agriculture; Law; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859