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I have a land deed from the year 1824 for some land in the province of Upper Canada (back when that was a province).

Some photos of the deed can be seen in this imgur album.

I am attempting to read which day March 1824 the document was signed. The hand writing is simply indistinguishable from our modern form, so any help would be appreciated. Logically, it would make sense if it was a number of the month.

Here is the specific section towards the end of the document:

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Here is the word with some editing to make the shape stand out.

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My guess is: "Hveutitath", obviously not a word.

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I believe that says Twentieth –  Phoenix Jan 22 '12 at 19:56
    
Looks the same as current cursive. –  tchrist Jan 22 '12 at 19:57
    
I think you're right @Phoenix . I was just unable to read it. My other guesses were "seventeenth", another person I asked thought "eleventh". Please put your comment as an answer so I can accept it? –  Incognito Jan 22 '12 at 20:04
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This has got to be "too localised". –  FumbleFingers Jan 22 '12 at 23:42
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127 views in 4 hours.. I bet when they wrote that they never imagined how many random people would be reading it in the future :P –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jan 23 '12 at 0:54

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I believe that says Twentieth. With an oddly formed "e" in the "eth" and both Ts crossed by a single stroke.

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I agree. The word is twentieth. –  ThePopMachine Jan 22 '12 at 20:07

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