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10.10.1854 American Republican
A Valuable Merchant and Grist Mill at Public Sale. - The subscriber
will offer at public sale, on TUESDAY, the
14th day of November, on the premises, his Mill
property, situate in Tredyffrin township, Chester
county, 20 miles from the city of Philadelphia, in
the Great Valley of Chester, 2 1/2 miles from the
Columbia railroad at Paoli, about the same distance
from the Reading railroad and Schuylkill Navigation
at Valley Forge, and within half a mile of the
Chester Valley railroad at Howelville [sic] [Howellville]. This property
is very handsomely located, consisting of a
41 feet, 3 1/2 stories high, built in the most substantial
manner with two water-wheels, three run of
French Burrs, and all the necessary machinery,
(all nearly now,) completely arranged for doing
merchant and country work, without interfering
with each other; a large and substantial dam near
to the mill with 12 feet head and fall; the stream is
ample, and less effected by drought or ice than
any stream in the county. The mill has a good
country business and has always commanded a
large share of the grain produced in the valley and
surrounding district. The Dwelling is commodious
and finished in the best manner,
together with out-kitchen, wood
house, smoke house, cistern with bath
house over, and well of excellent water with pump
therein near the door, and also a good spring convenient
thereto; a large stone Barn, wagon house,
cooper shop, and other outbuildings. 23 Acres of
fertile land divided into convenient fields, under a
high state of cultivation, a good Apple Orchard
and a variety of other fruit and shade trees. This
property has desirable local advantages seldom
met with in mill properties, it has always been remarkably
healthy, is easily accessible by public
improvements, convenient to places of worship of
different denominations, and is well worthy the attention
of the business man or capitalist, and
would be a desirable summer residence for a citizen,
and will be sold on accommodating terms. -
Persons wishing to view the property will please
call upon the subscriber residing thereon. Sale to
commence at 1 o'clock on said day.
Chester Valley Mills, Oct 10-ts

See the David Meredith for the deed history of Chesterbrook Mill. Samuel Beaver posted numerous advertisements trying to selling the mill, 9/30/1845, 10/19/1847, 9/29/1853, 10/10/1854, 11/7/1854, and 11/12/1854 (notice of sale). He eventually sold it to Lewis Worrall on 3/27/1855 (deed X5-426).

Found by Herb Fry. Digitized by Heidi Sproat 6/2/2022.

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