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Solomon Johns Hewing Axe

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Catalog Information

Title
Solomon Johns Hewing Axe
Accession Number
2017.031.0045
Type
Artifact
Gift of
Philip L Mandolare
Collection Title
Clarendon Artifacts
Collection Description
Artifacts found in Clarendon
Source
Phil Mandolare
Format Description
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Search Engine Type
Thing
This hewing axe was found at the site of the Solomon Johns home in Clarendon Flats.  Solomon Johns was one of the Tories whose property was confiscated in 1778 (see Tory Prisoners in the People collection).   Below are photos of the axe while still in the ground and newly dug up. 

Hewing axes were used for construction.  Some history about them can be found here.
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