Franklin

[Peter Traxler mortgage indenture]

Publication:
Philadelphia : [attributed to the press of Benjamin Franklin], 1731.
Format/Description:
Book
1 sheet ; 47 x 30 cm
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Subjects:
Mortgages -- Pennsylvania -- Lehigh County -- 18th century -- Sources.
Real property -- Pennsylvania -- Lehigh County -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Lehigh County (Pa.) -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Form/Genre:
Broadsides.
Legal instrument.
Writing, Italic (Type evidence).
Pica type (Type evidence).
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Summary:
Item is a mortage document on the property of Peter Traxler, signed on January 4th, 1731, to be paid in installments as ordered by the terms in the agreement. The document was also signed by Andrew Hamilton, as legal grantor, and Joseph Breintnall, as witness. The property was located in Makquongee, Philadelphia County (now, Macungee, Lehigh County). Also signed by Edward Roberts, Justice of the Peace, for the city and county of Philadelphia, same date.
Item is, approximately, evenly divided between printed (black ink) and hand-written (iron gall ink) information. Typeface used is pica type with italic script hand. Paper has vertical chainlines.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Printing attributed to Benjamin Franklin's press based upon type evidence of the cast heading presented in "Benjamin Franklin's First Government Printing: The Pennsylvania General Loan Office Mortgage Register of 1729, and Subsequent Franklin Mortgage Registers and Bonds", by Keith Arbour. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society New Series, Vol. 89, No. 5 (1999); pages: 42, 50, and 52.
Local notes:
Kislak Center copy has "Copy Peter Traxler Mortgage J New Reemill? J [illegible]"; handwritten in italic script on back of mortgage.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Zachs-Adam Rare Book Fund.
Acquired by Penn Libraries in 2017 from arneys bookseller.
Penn Chronology:
1731
Contributor:
Breintnall, Joseph, -1746, signer.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, printer.
Hamilton, Andrew, approximately 1676-1741, signer.
Meredith, Hugh, printer.
Roberts, Edward, active 1731, signer.
Traxler, Peter, active 1731, signer.
B. Franklin and H. Meredith (Firm), printer.
Zachs-Adam Rare Book Fund
OCLC:
1286073889