DescriptionThomas Mifflin Land Patent Signed (1795, "Tho Mifflin" as Governor) and Peter Muhlenberg Land Patent Signed (1788, "P Muhlenberg" as Vice President of the Supreme Executive Council). Each document has been signed under an embossed paper seal affixed with red wax. Both are partly printed and have been slightly trimmed. Each is stained and foxed with docket on verso; Muhlenberg's document has dampstaining.
Thomas Mifflin Land Patent Signed. One page, 20" x 11", August 19, 1795, [Pennsylvania]. Folds; soiling and toning. Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800), a member of Pennsylvania's Provincial Assembly in the early 1770s, served two terms in the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. He continued his service to Pennsylvania and the emerging nation by later serving as a delegate in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and, in 1787, the United States Constitutional Convention. After signing the U.S. Constitution in 1787, he replaced Benjamin Franklin as president of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mifflin was unanimously reelected to the presidency on November 11, 1789. He presided over the committee that wrote Pennsylvania's 1790 State Constitution. In 1790, Mifflin was elected the last president of Pennsylvania and the first governor of the Commonwealth; he served as governor until 1799.
Peter Muhlenberg Land Patent Signed. One page, 15.5" x 13", February 6, 1788, [Pennsylvania]. Muhlenberg (1746-1807) served as the vice president of Pennsylvania from 1787 through 1788. He later served as a U.S. senator.
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