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    Two Indentures signed by Richard and William Penn. This lot features two indentures, dated 1808 and 1809 for land in Philadelphia. William and Richard Penn, relatives of the founding father Penns, signed them both, along with their lawyers and a notary. All seals are still present and intact. They measure 24" x 16" and 23" x 15". A wonderful example of early real estate deals and legal procedures. Wonderful calligraphy and seal work as well! Both indentures are in Fine condition; slight soiling present on both documents; usual folds are present; ink and signatures are still bold and dark! From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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