This document was a great find. I found this at the Massachusetts state archives.

As you can see, Almeric was a merchant. I later visited the Holyoke City Library and was went thru some old city directories. Almeric was listed as being a grocer.

DocumentThese types of primary documents are great at confirming dates, names and places. I have 2 of these documents in my collection – the other is on the Oligny side.

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