LANDS IN VIRGINIA, THE PROPERTY OF CHARLES PETTIT, ARE DESCRIBED IN THE PATENTS AS FOLLOWS. . .
[np: c. 1800]. Folio sheet folded to 8" x 9-3/4." Three pages of neat ink manuscript, final page blank. Chained paper with watermark "Munn & Simmons 1798". Split along main fold [no text involvement]. Very Good.
Probably in Pettit's hand, this document traces land titles from the 1780s in Harrison County, Virginia. Some of the properties had been owned by Patrick Henry and Edmund Randolph. Metes and bounds descriptions are listed.
Charles Pettit (1736-1806) was a Continental Congressman and merchant of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He served as Deputy Secretary of the Province of New Jersey , Clerk of the Governor's Council, Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Pleas, Aide to Governor William Franklin, Assistant Quarter Master General in the Continental Army under General Nathanael Greene during the Revolutionary War, member of the Continental Congress, founder and President of the Insurance Company of North America, Trustee of the University of the State of Pennsylvania, and later Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania when it merged with the College of Philadelphia. Item #39042