Document signed on parchment, in English. "Exemplification of a common recovery with double ...

Document signed on parchment, in English. "Exemplification of a common recovery with double vouchers of the messuage & plantation in Blockley late the estate of Morton Garrett.".

Mifflin, Samuel.

Published by Philadelphia, 1776
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Document relating to strife between John Ord and Gunning Bedford (probably not the Constitution signer but rather his cousin; both Bedfords were born in Philadelphia, a few years apart) over a Philadelphia-area property and its rents. Written in March of the "sixteenth year of the reign of" George III and the year of the Revolution, this was filed before Samuel Ashmead, justice of the Court of Common Pleas; the document is indited in a fine, light hand, and signed by Samuel Mifflin, a merchant and landowner who in 1761 had refused election as mayor of the city. All the names involved here have powerful Philadelphia associations. A seal is affixed to the sheet, intended to be removed and used "for sealing of Writs in our Court." Blockley, in which the land in question was located, was a township located in West Philadelphia from about 1677 until its consolidation with the city in 1854. The name has lingered, although it has been superceded in general usage by the broader term "University City." Folio (51.5 cm, 20.5"). [1] p. Parchment crisp and untorn, with outermost folded portions lightly spotted; front with early inked title as given above, plus pencilled numerals. An evocative document connected to some very prominent names, in excellent condition, with its seal protected for its intended reuse by a diamond-shaped paper covering. Bookseller Inventory # 7720

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Title: Document signed on parchment, in English. "...

Publisher: Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1776

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