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    Benjamin Franklin Land Patent Signed "B. Franklin" as President of the Supreme Executive Council. One page of vellum, 15.75" x 13.5", "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania"; May 4, 1787. An official declaration awarding land to a Jacob Long, having paid "the sum of Two pounds twelve shillings and six pence lawful money." The land was called "Kingsale...on Bushy Run a Branch of Chartiers Creek in Washington County...to the use of him the said Jacob Long his Heirs and Assigns forever free and clear of all Restrictions and Reservations as to mines Royalties..."

    Land patents were issued in the thirteen original colonies and afterwards for tracts of land. Apart from ownership, this patent also includes the rights of first-title deed and final certificate. In the United States, all property can be traced back to its original patent and in some cases back to the original foreign country of ownership such as France or Spain. With docketing on verso, along with the two original seals still intact.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with toning at the folds and edges. Foxing and spotting throughout. Slightly uneven edges. Darker toning and soiling on verso.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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