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Penn, William [Receipt to William Wigan].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02543 Author/Creator: Penn, William Place Written: Worminghurst, Sussex Type: Document signed Date: 20 January 1681 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Witnessed by H. Spingett and T. Coxe. Wigan purchased 500 acres of land "in Pennsylvania." Signed two months before Penn actually received the land charter from Charles II.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: QuakersLand TransactionFinanceImmigration and MigrationGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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