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Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme  Executive Council of the Commonwealth of… by Benjamin Franklin - Hardcover - Signed - April 5, 1787 - from William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA (SKU: 4238)

Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

by Benjamin Franklin

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April 5, 1787. Framed land grant to Lt. John Armstrong on vellum with affixed State of Pennsylvania seal: "The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these presents shall come GREETING: KNOW YE, That in consideration of the services rendered by John Armstrong Lieutenant in the late army of the United States there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said John Armstrong a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Westmoreland in the third district of the donation Lands Beginning at a maple tree the numbered Corner and running East by Lot N 623 Two hundred and twelve Perches to a maple, thence South by lot N 617. One hundred and sixty perches to a Maple, thence West by lot N 625. Two hundred and twelve perches to a White oak thence North by Lot N 643. One hundred and thirty perches to the place of Beginning Two hundred Acres and allowance of six perchent for roading and...DCXXIV. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said John Armstrong his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behalf of the said John Armstrong his Heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to mines, royalties, quit-rents, or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all gold and silver ore for the use of this commonwealth, to be delivered at the pit's mouth clear of all charges. IN WITNESS whereof His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esquire, President of the Supreme Executive Council, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the state seal to be affixed the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and the commonwealth the Eleventh. ATTEST James Trimble for John Armstrong... Recently framed in filleted gilt frame with museum non-glare UV block conservation glass ; Autograph; 24 x 21.75 in; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
4238
Title
Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Author
Benjamin Franklin
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
April 5, 1787
Keywords
U.S. History, Presidents, Americana, John Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Bookseller catalogs
Autographs;
Size
folio

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About William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

We are a brick & mortar store located between I95 and the Florida Turnpike. We focus on the visual aspects of books and the book as artifact. We have large Art and Graphic Art sections including haute couture magazines but also carry Architecture, Ancient & Classical History, Performing Arts and Books on Books & Antiques. We have a large selection of Antiquarian Books, Antique maps & Antique prints. Hours by chance or appointment.

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