Indenture of lease between Gould & Parkis and the City of Providence for premises at Market Square

Indenture of lease between Gould & Parkis and the City of Providence for premises at Market Square

Providence: December 1, 1845. Printed pro-forma document approx. 6¼" x 7½", accomplished in ink; signed by Stephen Tripp, City Treasurer and William F. Greene, Witness. Some toning, very good. Together with a reproduction of an engraving of Market Square, ca.1844. Gould & Parkis were butchers who operated out of Providence's Market House, which was built in 1773 by Nicholas Brown, and the site of a tea burning in 1775. Ebenezer Gould, born in 1805 in Massachusetts, was one partner and John S. Parkis, born in Connecticut the same year, the other. The lease states that they rented stall number nine in the Market House for one year for $120. The end of the lease adds, "Gould & Parkis covenant they will render up to said City the quiet and peaceable possession of said stall in good order -- fire and unavoidable accidents and usual wear excepted." John Spaulding Parkis was a representative from Providence for Thomas W. Dorr's People's Constitution in 1842. Item #57247

Price: $125.00

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