Postal Stationary -
Embossed Envelopes and Cards
1873 Stamped Envelope with
3 Cent Scott #U84
Sent from Davis & Pitman Concerning a Land Transaction
The Letter refers to
Lot #745. It appears that there is some confusion as to which lot
is referred to by the lot number. The letter mentions a fee of $100
and asks the new owner of the lot to send his deed to the
Jamestown, RI town clerk. This seems very high for a registration
fee and I assume that it also includes surveying and clearing the
title. The letter is signed by S. D. Davis.
||I located a reference to
this company in a court case; "Olney vs.
The Conanicut Land Company," 18A 181 (R.I. 1889),
which refers to a solvency hearing. The court rendered the
decision that, "where the corporation becomes
insolvent,...directors should be regarded as trustees
of the creditors to whom the property of the corporation must
go." Judging from this proceeding; it appears that this
company became bankrupt and it's assets were sold off.