Signer of the Declaration Seizes Land
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An endorsement signed by William Parker in the name of King George III, directing that certain lands be seized and delivered to Davis Bevan. John Morton’s note records his discharging of his duty as Sheriff of Chester County. JOHN MORTON.
Autograph Document Signed, “John Morton, Sheriff” and “William Parker.” 2 pages, [Chester County, Pennsylvania]: May 30, 1766. Separated at central vertical fold; mended with tape.
By Virtue of this Writ to me directed, I did cause on the thirtieth Day of May [ ] within mentioned compleat [Seisur] of the Premises within mentioned to be delivered to the said Davis Bevan as within I am commanded.
John Morton, Sheriff
John Morton (1724 - 1777), signer of the Declaration. Sheriff of Chester Country, Pennsylvania, 1766 - 1769. Morton chaired the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation.