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Philemon Dickinson

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Philemon Dickinson

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Auction Date:2018 Jul 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
American lawyer, politician, and brigadier general of the New Jersey militia (1739–1809), who was one of the most effective militia officers of the American Revolutionary War. He was also a Continental Congressman from Delaware and a United States Senator from New Jersey. Scarce ALS, one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, August 30, 1794. In part: "I have a tract of Land, situated on the Waters of Middle Creek, about 16 miles from Sunbury, on the West side of the Susquehannah, containing about 800 acres, of the first quality, in a German Neighbourhood & a most excellent road to it, which, I have an Inclination to dispose off—It was taken up about 30 Years ago, patented &c. long since—If any reliance is to be placed on the character given of this land, by Wm. McClay Esq'r late of the Senate of the United States, Capt'n Grey who lives near it, Daniel Smith, Esq'r attorney at Law in Sunbury, of Mr. John Mercer, or Musser, of Lancaster, as well as several other Gentlemen, it is without exception, the best in that country—mostly meadow I am told, good lands in that Neighbourhood, with small Improvements, sold the last year, at £4 per acre, & that when the two pond canal is completed, their value will be greatly enhanced." In good to very good condition, with tears, splits, and paper loss to the extremely fragile sheet.