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Penn, William (1644-1718) [Partially-printed Quaker marriage certificate between Richard Richardson and Elizabeth Collard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04055 Author/Creator: Penn, William (1644-1718) Place Written: Southwark, England Type: Document signed Date: 8 August 1699 Pagination: 1 p. ; 47.5 x 32.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Marriage certificate signed by 67 other Quakers. William Penn's is the first signature. A separate section of signatures is designated: "relations." Document is dirty around edges.

People: Penn, William
Richardson, Richard
Collard, Elizabeth, fl. 1699

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionQuakersMarriageWomen's History

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