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Title [Articles of agreement between Antoine Le Claire and George Davenport with six others founding a company to establish the town of Davenport, Iowa]
Author Le Claire, Antoine, George Davenport, & Others
Date 23 Feb 1836
Document Type Ephemera
Region Iowa
Places Davenport
Keywords migrant, homesteader, town, urban society, land speculation
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Railroads, Transportation and Urban History
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Manuscript document signed by Antoine Le Claire, George Davenport, William Gordon, P. G. Hambaugh, L. S. Colton, and Alexander W. McGregor, and for James May by George Davenport and Thomas F. Smith by Antoine Le Claire. 1836 February 23, no place. These are the Articles of Agreement by which the city of Davenport, Iowa, was established. The eight founders agreed to purchase the property from Antoine Le Claire, lay the lots out, and sell them off as of May 1, 1836. Le Claire retained an eighth interest in the property as his share, the others paying $1750 for their seven shares. In the margin to the left of the signatures there is a short deed signed by A. W. McGregor transferring his share to Stanton Sholes. The deed bears Sholes's signature and also that of Elnathan C. Gavit as witness."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 2431
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue