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Lot 468

1815 John Penn Document. Partly-printed Deed Poll authorizing the attorneys Thomas Cadwalader and Emanuel C. Reigart to sell land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for John Penn, grandson and heir of William Penn. John Penn was the son of Thomas Penn. He succeeded in his father's interests, but, with his cousin, lost the proprietaryship and governorship by the American Revolution. The Penn family went through many years of litigation with the state of Pennsylvania over the financial settlement of land claims. This folio size document, 19¼ x 15¼ in, is an excellent example of such a demand. It is signed by Emanuel C. Reigart, "Attorney by substitution," for John Penn, who was living in England. As witnesses, it is also signed by William Temple and Samauel Carpenter. It also carrieds a large watermark of "T. Gilpin & Co. Brandywine." Normal folds, with a small ¼ in. hole in the center, and a few minor edge tears. Otherwise clean and Very Fine, with nice dark signatures. The legal battle between the Penn family and the state of Pennsylvania continues today!
Estimated Value $400 - 500.


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