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The Original Deed to Gouverneur


Hanging in the Museum Foyer, is the original deed to Gouverneur Township. It was given by Gouverneur Morris to James and John Parker on October 1, 1808.

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Note that the deed is almost always covered in black felt, to protect it from light damage.

Gouverneur Morris, 1752 - 1816

White marble texture with natural patter
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