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From deeds of yore, a window to history

John R. Buckley Jr., the Plymouth County register of deeds, said the idea behind displaying the collection ''was to show off records that we have in this building that have been hidden away for so long.'' John R. Buckley Jr., the Plymouth County register of deeds, said the idea behind displaying the collection ''was to show off records that we have in this building that have been hidden away for so long.'' (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By David Filipov
Globe Staff / March 16, 2009

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PLYMOUTH - New York has the whole Manhattan-went-for-$24-in-trinkets thing. And Massachusetts has this: A tract that includes Bridgewater and parts of Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, West Bridgewater, Whitman, and Brockton sold for seven coats, nine hatchets, eight hoes, 20 knives, four moose skins, and 10 1/2 yards of cotton. (Full article: 964 words)

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