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Francis Vigo indentures and bond

 Collection — Folder: S1341
Identifier: S1341

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a Photostat indenture transferring land from Francis Vigo to John Healy of Menongolia County, Virginia, dated May 12, 1800; a Photostat indenture transferring land from John Healy of Morgantown, Pennsylvania to John Healy of Adams County, Pennsylvania, dated June 21, 1800; a bond signed by Francis Vigo as administrator and John Price Jones as surety, dated 1801; and a typed explanation of the "attached bond" written by Guy Morrison Walker on January 23, 1917.


  • 1800-1801, circa 1917


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Francis Vigo was born in the kingdom of Sardinia in 1740. He resided in the Spanish port of St. Louis where he was active in trading with the Indians until 1781, when he moved to Vincennes, Indiana. He was arrested by the British as a spy because of his sympathies to George Rogers Clark and the Americans. Vigo gave large sums of money to feed and clothe Clark's army. As a commandant of the militia, he served as a messenger for General William Henry Harrison. Francis Vigo died on March 22, 1836.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Guy Morrison Walker on 1925/1/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/3/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Francis Vigo indentures and bond
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.