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Thomas Penn Signed Letter on "the Society for propagating the Gospel"
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Thomas Penn Signed Letter on "the Society for propagating the Gospel"

1p, measuring 7.25" x 8.5", London, dated February 16, 1754. Signed "Tho Penn" and addressed to Mr. Peters, concerning a new appointment at an annual meeting. Reading in full: "The Ship is gone down, and I have only time to tell you the Society for propagating the Gospel have this day held their annual meeting, and have at my request appointed Mr. Baron to succeed Mr. Ross at Newcastle, and his appointment will be made out the next Board day, which will be the third fryday [sic] in March. Your letter by Mr. Schletter I delivered to the Society who I believe will pass, the plans you recommend." The letter has flattened mail folds and is toned throughout, with foxing and spots of staining. There is tape and paper support adhered at the folds on verso. A few small separations and chipping, with a hole at the bottom margin that does not affect any text. A small amount of staining through the top of Penn's bold signature.

Thomas Penn (1702-1775) was the son of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. Following his father's death, Thomas and his two brothers inherited the position of Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the British Crown, a position which he held until his own death in 1775. In 1751, Penn returned to England and joined the Church of England, which put him at odds with the Quaker population who had settled in Pennsylvania. Two years after this letter, Penn would try to remove the Quakers from power with a petition he submitted to Parliament, making it so that an oath of loyalty had to be sworn to the crown in all colonial legislative assemblies. This attempt failed, and the Quakers retained their representation and power in colonial government.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Thomas Penn Signed Letter on "the Society for propagating the Gospel"

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Thomas Penn Signed Letter on "the Society for propagating the Gospel"

1p, measuring 7.25" x 8.5", London, dated February 16, 1754. Signed "Tho Penn" and addressed to Mr. Peters, concerning a new appointment at an annual meeting. Reading in full: "The Ship is gone down, and I have only time to tell you the Society for propagating the Gospel have this day held their annual meeting, and have at my request appointed Mr. Baron to succeed Mr. Ross at Newcastle, and his appointment will be made out the next Board day, which will be the third fryday [sic] in March. Your letter by Mr. Schletter I delivered to the Society who I believe will pass, the plans you recommend." The letter has flattened mail folds and is toned throughout, with foxing and spots of staining. There is tape and paper support adhered at the folds on verso. A few small separations and chipping, with a hole at the bottom margin that does not affect any text. A small amount of staining through the top of Penn's bold signature.

Thomas Penn (1702-1775) was the son of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. Following his father's death, Thomas and his two brothers inherited the position of Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the British Crown, a position which he held until his own death in 1775. In 1751, Penn returned to England and joined the Church of England, which put him at odds with the Quaker population who had settled in Pennsylvania. Two years after this letter, Penn would try to remove the Quakers from power with a petition he submitted to Parliament, making it so that an oath of loyalty had to be sworn to the crown in all colonial legislative assemblies. This attempt failed, and the Quakers retained their representation and power in colonial government.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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