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Historical Context

Potsdam is located in St. Lawrence County, New York and was founded in 1806 and was the site of both the St. Lawrence Academy (Now SUNY Potsdam) and Clarkson University.

Scope of Collection

This volume is a record of land sales in the Potsdam area in the years 1803-1818. Sales conducted by Benjamin Raymond, land agent for Clarkson family. Record includes contract dates and numbers, purchaser names, acreage, price, and land transfers.