MANUSCRIPT PENNSYLVANIA LAND PATENT FOR 742 ACRES OF LAND CALLED 'PILGRIMAGE' IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, CONVEYED TO PETER JANUARY FOR TWENTY POUNDS AND SIX PENCE. SIGNED BY CHARLES BIDDLE AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, JANUARY 25, 1787.

15 1/2" x 13 1/4", on parchment. Elegantly handwritten, signed by Charles Biddle and James Trimble. With seal in upper left corner of recto, and on verso, where it is docketed. Metes and bounds of the tract are described. Very attractive, Near Fine.

Under Pennsylvania's then-Constitution, all executive power was exercised by the Supreme Executive Council. The 1790 Constitution replaced it with a single executive, the governor. Biddle, father of Nicholas and numerous other Biddles, was Vice-President of the Council. James Trimble was assistant Secretary of the Council; he signs here "for J. Armstrong, Sec'y." Peter January was a Philadelphia merchant who, later in 1787, became bankrupt. Item #30928

Price: $450.00