John Morton Signs a Pennsylvania Land Survey
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Pennsylvania Declaration Signer Morton adds his signature to a survey that divides off a plot of land to be part of a dowry. JOHN MORTON.
Document Signed. [Pennsylvania]. March 8, 1770. 1p. 6 x 7¾ in. Folds are weak and separating with minor paper loss at the intersections; separation at the signature does not affect it.
“Draft of a Lott or piece of Land in Callcoonhook assigned to Andrew Union as his Share of Margaret his mother in law’s Dower & of his Share of Abrahams Lott Containing 19 Acres...”
John Morton (1725-1777) was a Pennsylvania farmer and land surveyor. He served in the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly and justice of the peace, eventually attaining an appointment as associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1774. He was elected to the first and second Continental Congresses, and provided the majority vote in the Pennsylvania delegation for independence. In addition to being a signer of the Declaration, Morton also served as chairman of the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation.
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