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#149 - William Penn

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1708 Philadelphia land grant by Penn

English-born Quaker (1644–1718) and founder of the colony that became the State of Pennsylvania. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm Penn,” one page, 14.75 x 11.5, October 29, 1701. Penn grants 104 acres of land in the county of Philadelphia to Samuel Hiney. Signed at the bottom by Penn. Pinned to the lower left of the document is a smaller manuscript receipt, dated September 8, 1701, signed “James Logan, Recvr Genl,” reading, “Recvd of Capt Saml Hinney One hundred pounds by a Bill drawn on Samuel Carpenter and by him Accepted in full paymt for one hundred Acres of Land lying in Paoconinck in the County of Philadia being part of the Overplus Lands of that Township and Sold by ye sd Capt Hinney by the Propry Wm Penn Esq, for whose Use I Say Recvd. £100:0:0.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a punch hole between two letters of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, and a few strokes of Penn’s signature a shade or two light. A particularly early example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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