SELLING A TRACK OF LAND, 568 acres, “called the Mingo Bottom, located on the Ohio River, in Ohio County, Virginia, as recorded in a manuscript document, whereby George Clymer, Robert Morris, and Samuel Meredith, of Philadelphia, sell to John Beard of Washington County Philadelphia, the tract for 25 shillings per acre, a total of 710 pounds, with terms, signed by Thomas Ryerson on behalf of Clymer, Morris, and Meredith, by Beard, and by James Ross and David Acheson, as witnesses; with a conditional statement added, also signed by Ryerson, Beard and the two witnesses, along with a note that the down payment of 300 pounds was “paid at the proper time.”. Robert MORRIS.
SELLING A TRACK OF LAND, 568 acres, “called the Mingo Bottom, located on the Ohio River, in Ohio County, Virginia, as recorded in a manuscript document, whereby George Clymer, Robert Morris, and Samuel Meredith, of Philadelphia, sell to John Beard of Washington County Philadelphia, the tract for 25 shillings per acre, a total of 710 pounds, with terms, signed by Thomas Ryerson on behalf of Clymer, Morris, and Meredith, by Beard, and by James Ross and David Acheson, as witnesses; with a conditional statement added, also signed by Ryerson, Beard and the two witnesses, along with a note that the down payment of 300 pounds was “paid at the proper time.”

SELLING A TRACK OF LAND, 568 acres, “called the Mingo Bottom, located on the Ohio River, in Ohio County, Virginia, as recorded in a manuscript document, whereby George Clymer, Robert Morris, and Samuel Meredith, of Philadelphia, sell to John Beard of Washington County Philadelphia, the tract for 25 shillings per acre, a total of 710 pounds, with terms, signed by Thomas Ryerson on behalf of Clymer, Morris, and Meredith, by Beard, and by James Ross and David Acheson, as witnesses; with a conditional statement added, also signed by Ryerson, Beard and the two witnesses, along with a note that the down payment of 300 pounds was “paid at the proper time.”

Thomas Ryerson (1753-1835) served in the Revolutionary War, following which he became associated with Robert Morris, settling in Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he was appointed judge, served in the Pennsylvania legislature, and handled land deals on behalf of Morris. Robert Morris (1734-1806), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, came to be known as the “Financier of the Revolution”; failures at land speculation in the 1790s put him deeply in debt, leading to bankruptcy and a spell in debtors’ prison. George Clymer (1739-1813), one of six men to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, served as treasurer of the Continental Congress during the Revolution. Samuel Meredith (1741-1817), a Philadelphia merchant, was treasurer of the United States, 1789-1801. Old fold lines, but quite legible and very good. Item #66703

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