[1761 Deed Completed in Manuscript] Payment for Land in Newton, New Hampshire in Spanish Mill Dollars.
[NH]: 1761. 1 sheet. Docketed on verso. 8 x 13.25 inches. Edge worn, torn and faded along folds, obscuring a small portion of text, long closed tear along top corner, contents lightly soiled, about very good, Item #44690
Dated May 7th, 1761. Signed and sealed. Receipt of payment of 92 1/2 Spanish Milled dollars to Nathan Hale, Newbury, Massachusetts Bay from Moses Carlton, for an eighteen and a half acre tract of land in Newton, New Hampshire Province. Signed and sealed by Nathan Hale (not the famous one), as well as by Benjamin Dow and, by Justice of Peace, Samuel Little.
Nathan Hale, (1691-1767) born in Newbury "was a physician, a man of property, standing and influence. Was for many years a justice of the peace....He was assistant surgeon to Jonathan Prescott as surgeon in the forces which marched against Port Royal (Annapolis) in 1710" Robert Safford Hale: Genealogy of descendants of Thomas Hale of Walton, England, and of Newbury, Mass. (Albany, N.Y. : Weed, Parsons and Co., 1889). pp 86-91.
Moses Carlton was among those who petition against a new parish in 1746 because of the costs of King George's War, most likely became a Lt. during the French and Indian War, and was put up for town moderator in 1765. See Jerry Ferrin: A Brief History of Newton, NH (NH GenWeb).