Description[Thomas Penn] Juliana Penn Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 7.75" x 9.25", Stoke [Buckinghamshire, England], May 30, 1775. Two months after the death of her husband, Thomas Penn, Lady Juliana Penn writes to Reverend William Smith of Philadelphia, an Anglican priest and the first provost at Benjamin Franklin's College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania). In part: "I must be obliged to Mr. Hare for conveying to you a Silver Medal, just struck, of the first Proprietor of Pennsylvania. I hope you will do me the favor to accept it; but I can send nothing from here but which some friend will take privately, which prevents me sending at the same time a print from a Painting of Mr. [Benjamin] West's on the Subject of the Settlement of your Province, but shall take the first opportunity to send you one of them likewise."
Thomas Penn was the second son of William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony. When his father died in 1718, Thomas and two brothers became the proprietors for the English colony. He returned to England, where he was born, in 1751, and married Juliana, twenty-seven years his junior and the daughter of the 2nd Earl of Pomfret. Juliana writes this letter from her family's estate, Stoke Poges, where Thomas died on March 21 and was buried. This letter is foxed with some minor separation at folds. Tape repairs and paper loss, due to the original opening of the black seal, exist on the address panel.
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