LAND GRANT, SIGNED AT PHILADELPHIA ON 22 OCTOBER 1733, FROM THOMAS PENN TO BENJAMIN BURGES FOR "FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND ADJOINING TO AND LYING EASTWARD OF JAMES SILVER'S LAND; I FAVOURING THE SAID REQUEST DO AGREE THAT THE SAID BENJAMIN BURGES SHALL SETTLE ON THE ABOVEMENTIONED LAND AND WILL ORDER A PATENT TO BE DRAWN FOR THE SAME AS SOON AS THE INDIAN CLAIM SHALL BE SATISFIED ON THE LIKE TERMS THAT OTHER LANDS IN THOSE PARTS SHALL BE GRANTED." Thomas Penn.
LAND GRANT, SIGNED AT PHILADELPHIA ON 22 OCTOBER 1733, FROM THOMAS PENN TO BENJAMIN BURGES FOR "FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND ADJOINING TO AND LYING EASTWARD OF JAMES SILVER'S LAND; I FAVOURING THE SAID REQUEST DO AGREE THAT THE SAID BENJAMIN BURGES SHALL SETTLE ON THE ABOVEMENTIONED LAND AND WILL ORDER A PATENT TO BE DRAWN FOR THE SAME AS SOON AS THE INDIAN CLAIM SHALL BE SATISFIED ON THE LIKE TERMS THAT OTHER LANDS IN THOSE PARTS SHALL BE GRANTED."

LAND GRANT, SIGNED AT PHILADELPHIA ON 22 OCTOBER 1733, FROM THOMAS PENN TO BENJAMIN BURGES FOR "FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND ADJOINING TO AND LYING EASTWARD OF JAMES SILVER'S LAND; I FAVOURING THE SAID REQUEST DO AGREE THAT THE SAID BENJAMIN BURGES SHALL SETTLE ON THE ABOVEMENTIONED LAND AND WILL ORDER A PATENT TO BE DRAWN FOR THE SAME AS SOON AS THE INDIAN CLAIM SHALL BE SATISFIED ON THE LIKE TERMS THAT OTHER LANDS IN THOSE PARTS SHALL BE GRANTED."

[4]pp. Written in neat ink manuscript on the recto, inner pages blank, docketed on verso of page [4]. Document laid down, repaired at folds, slight effect on two lines of letters. Good or so.

Thomas Penn [1702-1775] was the son of William Penn. Thomas, along with his brothers, became Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the Crown of England when William died. The grant-- of lands lying on the west side of the Susquehanna River-- evidenced Penn's "anticipation of obtaining these lands" by resolution of a territorial dispute with Maryland. [Ridner, THOMAS PENN AND THE EARLY COLONIZATION OF PENNSYLVANIA, page 316 note 14, an essay in Bruckner, EARLY AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES (2011)]. Item #33274

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