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Three (3) archival documents pertaining to early Pennsylvania, including land document signed by John Penn (1729-1795), last governor of colonial Pennsylvania. 1st item: John Penn (1729-1795), last governor of colonial Pennsylvania, and John Lukens (1720?-1789) Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1761-1776, and of Pennsylvania, 1781-1789, signed land survey with plat map reading "Whereas it hath been represented to us by Joseph Morris and Henry Sisle both of the City of Philadelphia that a Patent bearing the date the 21st day of the fifth Month (July) 1684 was granted by our late Honoured Father William Penn Esq. unto…Andrew William Stille Andrew Bankson and John Mat[s]on of and for (among other Lands) a Certain piece or parcel of Meadow Ground situate in the Township of Moyamensing in the County of Phila in the said Patent described as follows (that is to say) Beginning at a Corner marked Poplar Standing by the Hay Creek then East by South Eighty three perches…the said Patent Recorded in the Rolls Office at Philadelphia in Patent Book A Vol. 1 page 57…Given under my hand…this Sixth day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & sixty five". Signed by Penn with a plat map of the described land by John Lukens. Additional notation by Lukens to "…certify that the two forgoing Pages are true Copies of the Original Remaining in my Office. In Witne[s]s whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed my Office Seal the 30th day of April 1774" on opposite page. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Sheets – 13 3/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Sleeve – 14 5/8" H x 9 1/4" W to 18 1/4" W. 2nd item: Israel Morris, possibly Israel Wistar Morris (1778-1870), signed land survey with plat map reading "In Memorandum of any shares of partition fences on…Point Meadow–half between Robert Sykes ground and mine, beginning at the Point Road and running halfway to the footing ditch and the whole of the board fences acro[s]s the bank on the North, and on the south lines of my meadows…Keelers Lane–Beginning at the Keelers Lane between Enoch Wheelers lane and mine, running south to a corner then East…". Plat maps of the described lands, en verso. Not dated. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Sheet – 12 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W. Sleeve – 14" H x 9 1/2" W. 3rd item: Sheriff summons order reading "Know all men…that we David Cochran and David Moore…both of…Cumberland county are held and firmly bound unto James John[s]ton Esq. high Sherif[f] of the county of Cumberland in the sum of forty pounds…sealed with our Seals and Deated [sic] the twenty fourth Day of September in the Second year of the common wealth of Penn[s]ylvania Anno Domino 1778…". Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Sheet – 9 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Sleeve – 10 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with tears, areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. Signatures in good, legible condition. 1st item: Document is separated down center fold line.