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Advertisement for the Sale of Harmony, PA, June 10, 1814.

With all its Improvements, and about 9000 Acres of LAND adjoining - on which are THREE VILLAGES, in the tenure of GEORGE RAPP AND ASSOCIATES IS OFFERED FOR SALE.

HARMONY – Is situated on either banks of the Conaquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of north from Pittsburgh, and 1,1 miles from the Ohio river, and contains about 130 buildings and lots of ground, a number of which are brick, some frame, and the rest log. The principal buildings are, the tavern house, of stone and brick, 54 by 32 feet, containing 12 convenient apartments, with kitchen, cellar, garden, and good stabling; a store house of brick 42 by 32 feet, with an arched cellar - a brick house for spinning and weaving, 56 by 40 feet, with a cellar under the whole - a brick house opposite the Tavern, 44 by 33 feet, with an arched Cellar - a Brick House on the adjoining Lot, 45 by 30 feet, with a Cellar - a Brick House opposite the Store, 44 by 30 feet, a cellar under the whole - a Brick House for Carding and Spinning, 50 by 40 feet, with a Cellar - a large commodious Brick House for shearing and finishing Cloth - a Brick House calculated in the best manner for Dyeing - two Brick Houses, 40 by 30 feet each - a Dwelling House, Brick and Frame, 50 by 30 feet, a Brick Church, 75 by 45 feet. Besides several other Brick and framed dwelling Houses, there are a number of Buildings for different uses.

A Frame Granary, 80 by 40 feet, with 4 floors and machinery, well adapted to the design of the building.

Two Distilleries, one Brick, the other Stone, each calculated to distill by steam 18 bushels grain per day.

Two Grist Mills, one first rate, on Big Conaquenessing, with one set of burrs, the other a pair of common stones - a Fulling Mill, and convenient rooms for two sets of Wool Carding Machines, attached to it. The other Grist Mill is situated on a run with two pairs of common stones - an Oil Mill on Little Conaquenessing, together with a Fulling and Hemp Mill, and one set of cotton carding machines - Two saw mills - a large convenient Tanyard, with suitable improvements, - a Brickyard - Potash Factory - Rope Walk - Brewery - a Smith Shop with 4 hearths - a Nail Factory - Buildings suited to almost every branch of Mechanism, and the Town well supplied with water, having 10 Wells with Pumps, besides 3 springs.

There is in the Town of Harmony 4 large Barns with Stables underneath, and on the Premises 7 large Sheep Stables, that will hold 3000 Sheep.

Adjacent to Harmony, and on the Premises, are Three Villages. The first is Ramsdale, half a mile north, containing about 20 Log Buildings, with convenient Barns and Stables. The second is Edenau, one mile and a half east, containing about the same number of Houses, Barns and Stables. The third is Oilbronn, two miles north, 8 or 10 houses with Barns and Stables; besides several other single Farms with necessary Buildings and very handsome Improvements.

There is of the whole quantity of Land about 3000 acres remarkably well improved, and durably fenced; at least 500 acres of which are Meadow, and of the first quality.

There are two principal Orchards, containing about 2000 bearing Apple Trees, besides small ones in different parts of the farms.

Two vineyards, one of 10, the other of 5 acres, have given sufficient proof of the successes in the cultivation of vines; they are made after the European manner, at a vast expence of labor, with parapet walls and stone steps conducting to an eminence overlooking the town of Harmony and its surrounding Improvements.

There has been supported from the improvements and produce of Harmony annually 3000 sheep, 600 horned cattle and a number of horses, besides the grain to feed the distilleries, and still affording large supplies to the country.

There are quarries of good Limestone, building stone and stone coal, and good timber for building and other uses abounding through-out the improved land.

The Soil - the most extensive part of it is of the first quality, on which are a number of good sugar camps, the situation level and rounding so as to form an agreeable variety of surface.

The man of capital who may wish to purchase will, upon viewing Harmony and its improvements, at once discover that he cannot be better suited for the purpose of farming, manufacturing and every branch of mechanism.

Should no person or persons be inclined to purchase the whole property on or before the Ist day of October next, it will be then divided and sold in such lots and parcels as may suit purchasers.

The titles to all the above described are indisputable. Possession will be delivered on the Ist of April next, and the terms made known by application to the subscriber residing at Harmony, Butler County.


June 10th, 1814.

Credit:  Karl J. Arndt, George Rapp's Harmony Society, 1785-1847 (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), 113-14.
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