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Solomon Johns Hewing Axe

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Catalog Information

Solomon Johns Hewing Axe
Accession Number
Date Added
6/23/2019 12:16:45 PM
Gift of
Philip L Mandolare
Collection Title
Clarendon Artifacts
Collection Description
Artifacts found in Clarendon
Phil Mandolare
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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.  A YouTube of it can be seen here

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

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