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St. Clair, Arthur (17436-1818)
Document Signed for the recovery of a debt owed by Thomas Hayslack to Robert Atkins in Bedford County, Pa
Bedford County, 1772. Partially printed. Docketed on back. Oblong 4to (13 x 5-1/2 inches). On April 16, 1762, he resigned his commission, and, in 1764, he settled in Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania, where he purchased land and erected mills. He was the largest landowner in Western Pennsylvania. In 1770, St. Clair became a justice of the court, of quarter sessions and of common pleas, a member of the proprietary council, a justice, recorder, and clerk of the orphans' court, and prothonotary of Bedford and Westmoreland counties. In 1774, the colony of Virginia took claim of the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and some residents of Western Pennsylvania took up arms to eject them. St. Clair issued an order for the arrest of the officer leading the Virginia troops. Lord Dunmore's War eventually settled the boundary dispute. Old folds, tear at central fold Partially printed. Docketed on back. Oblong 4to (13 x 5-1/2 inches)
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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