Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 26

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Adams, Thankful White. A probate petition from the estate of Captain Elihu Adams, brother of John Adams. Document Signed, one page, 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; cropped on all edges, folds, docketed on verso. (MRS) Braintree, MA, 21 April 1777

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Captain Elihu Adams (1741-1775), a brother of the founding father, served as a minuteman and then commanded a Braintree company in the Siege of Boston, where he contracted a fatal case of dysentery. In this document, his widow and administratrix Thankful White Adams (1747-1822) petitions the Massachusetts courts for permission to sell real estate to pay his debts, a year and a half after his death.