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Lot 465

1737 Vellum County of Philadelphia Rental Agreement. Vellum document from Philadelphia, dated September 2, 1737, 25½ x 28½ in., "between James Logan of Stenton in the County of Philadelphia and Israel Pemberton…and Mary, his wife, she being one of the daughters of Isaac Norris…," for rental of 169 acres of land in Norriton, Pennsylvania. Logan came to America with William Penn in 1699 and resided with Penn in "the slate-rood house" on Second Street. He was the business agent for the Penn family and champion for the interests in the colony. He was also Mayor of the city in 1723 and Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The latter years of his life were spent in retirement at "Stenton," devoted to science and literature. Isaac Norris was one of the early founders of Philadelphia. Written in beautiful, dark ink, and signed and sealed by three witnesses. Overall light toning; small wrinkle with tiny hole at upper right margin; natural age thinning at lower right corner. Norriton still exists as a suburb of Norristown. An interesting document with early Philadelphia Founder connections.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.


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