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Auction, or "vendues," were sometimes held at the death of a head of a household to clear the family of debt. On November 11, 1839, Dennis Stebbins (1778-1842) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, bought household goods and agricultural items totaling nearly $270.00 at the auction of his son's estate. Claudius Herrick Stebbins had died five months earlier.


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Auction bill of Dennis Stebbins

creator   Unidentified
date   Nov 11, 1839
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   9.25"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Invoice
accession #   #L99.151

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Letter to Dennis Stebbins

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