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Signer Robert Morris' business partner, John Nicholson, gets hoodwinked in one of America's first land frauds, purchasing an entire county in Georgia one and a half times over! An archive of notarized deeds, each bearing a notarization endorsed by Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin, documenting a complex series of land transactions involving numerous prominent Philadelphians, including Signer James Wilson
An important archive of 17 large manuscript documents, approximately 65 pages in total, each measuring approximately 21" x 28", being official copies of deeds executed in Pennsylvania between January 26 and September 19, 1795. Obtained at the request of John Nicholson in November of 1795 after purchasing over 600,000 acres of land in Montgomery County, Georgia. Affixed to each copy is a certification signed and in the hand of notary public, Peter Lohra. Affixed to each of the notarizations, is a signed certification from Governor Thomas Mifflin certifying Lohra's qualification as a notary: 17 Partly Printed Documents Signed "Tho Mifflin" as Governor of Pennsylvania, 1 page, 16" x 13", Philadelphia, November 7 & 28, 1795, with four of the documents countersigned by Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817) "A. J. Dallas" as Secretary of the Commonwealth. Expected folds and creases with some separations, together with some marginal losses (most not affecting text), and oc
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