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Mifflin, Thomas (1744-1800) [Land grant for Benjamin Rush in Mifflin Co., Pa.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04842.31.01 Author/Creator: Mifflin, Thomas (1744-1800) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 24 April 1795 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum ; 28.5 x 53.4 cm

Summary of Content: Land Transaction involving Dr. Benjamin Rush and Jesse Brook. Rush purchases an area of land in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania called "Upland"; document includes a handwritten description of the boundaries of the property. Witnessed by Thomas Mifflin as Governor of Pennsylvania and by Deputy Secretary James Shimble. Features large star shaped paper seal and engraved stamp printed by F. Bailey. On verso, docket dated April 30, 1795 signed [Wash. Irvin], features 2 diamond shaped paper seals.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionGeography and Natural HistoryFinanceContinental Congress

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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