BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - LAND GRANT SIGNED 05/24/1787 For Sale
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The Founding Father signed this document that grants a piece of Philadelphia land to
Jacob Long for £2/12/6 - in 1787, less than four months before he signed the
Land Grant Signed: "B Franklin" as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1p, 15½x13¼. On vellum parchment. Dated May 24,
1787. Countersigned: "James Trimble/ for John Armstrong Jun Secry". Begins: "Know Ye that
in Consideration of the Sum of Two pounds twelve Shillings and Six Pence lawful Money paid by
Jacob Long into the Receiver Generals Office of his Commonwealth there is granted by the said
Commonwealth unto the said Jacob Long A Certain Tract of Land called 'Kingsale' Situate on
Brushy Run a Branch of Chartiers Creek in Washington County…" This fascinating document
shows that it was still business as usual, in many respects, for the Constitutional
delegates, even during one of the most important moments in American history. A
"Hickory" and a "Spanish Oak" are also mentioned as landmarks. JACOB LONG is listed in
the "Negro Slave Registry of Washington County, Pennsylvania" as owning "Jack Jordian a
male Slave aged 28 years" in an entry dated five years earlier, December 26th 1782. JAMES
TRIMBLE was deputy secretary of the Supreme Executive Council. He was deputy secretary
through all the administrations from 1777 until 1837. Trimble aided in packing and
removing the state papers when the British occupied Philadelphia in the Revolutionary War. A
member of the Continental Congress from 1775-1776, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
(1706-1790) signed the Declaration of Independence and was President of the
Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1776. He was sent as a diplomatic
commissioner to France by the Continental Congress and later served as Minister to France
(1776-1785). Franklin was one of the negotiators of the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain
ending the Revolutionary War. He was President of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania
1785-1788 and a delegate to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. On
Monday, May 28th, Benjamin Franklin took his seat at the Constitutional Convention.
Almost four months later, on September 17, 1787, after addressing the delegates ("I confess
that there are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve…")
Benjamin Franklin and the other delegates signed the new Constitution. Full, fine paper
seal. Related filing notes on verso. Horizontal and vertical folds. Lightly soiled and stained
touching Franklin's signature. Folds, vertical fold between "John" and "Trimble". Lightly
rippled. Heavily soiled and shaded on verso.
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