November 8, 1908, and was a receipt, given in connection with a sale of slaves, found in a garret of a house in North Adams, and reads as follows:—
Danvers, Mass., April 19, 1774.
Received of Mr. Jeremiah Page fifty eight pounds thirteen Shillings And fore pence lawful money And a negro woman called dinah, which in full for A negro girl Call Cato And A negro Child Called deliverance or dill which I now sell and deliver to ye said Jeremiah Page. Frank Tapley. John Bancroft. General John Stark. Boston, Mass., April 18, 1774.
The Page homestead, in good condition, is today one of the historic places pointed out to the visitor to Danvers.
Our interest in the young man who built this colonial house for himself at the time of his marriage in 1750, and who became a man of force, ability and distinction, lies in the fact that he was Medford born and lived here till early manhood.
We find his name on our tax-rate lists for 1744, '45, '46.
At the invitation of a Mr. Andrews,