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[Manuscript]: Port of Philadelphia Certificate
[Philadelphia], 1852. Fair. Manuscript document (folded). Issued by the Warden's Office of the Port of Philadelphia on one light blue quarto sheet with the embossed Seal of the Delaware Bay and River. Partially split along two horizontal folds, light chipping, else good. Issued by Master Warden Harman Yerkes on March 29, 1852, the document was written, attested, and Signed by his clerk A.D. Evans. Yerkes (1798-1862) was named High Constable of Philadelphia in 1843 and served as Master Warden of the Port of Philadelphia from 1850-1852. The document stipulates the terms granting permission to Job Bartlett (1807-1883), a master bricklayer and builder of many Philadelphia landmarks, to erect a pier at his property near Pennypack Creek. Bartlett went on to become the most tenured bricklayer in the city and a member of the Bricklayers Association for more than 50 years. An interesting document of the daily workings of professional tradesman of mid-19th Century Philadelphia.
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