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1749 Document Signed by Philadelphia Recorder William Allen Regarding Men's and Women's Saddles

1749 Document Signed by Philadelphia Recorder William Allen Regarding Men’s and Women’s Saddles

Allen, William Single sheet folded measuring approximately 40 x 33 cm (15.75 x 13"). Signed by the Recorder of the City of Philadelphia, William Allen. Allen was elected Mayor of Philadelphia in October, 1735. He was then appointed Recorder of Deeds in 1741, resigned in 1750 after having been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province, and was the only Chief Justice before the Revolution who was a native of Pennsylvania. Part of the text reads: "Philadelphia, PA. This seventeenth day of June Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred & forty-nine Before me William Allen Esquire Recorder of the City of Philadelphia in the province of Pennsylvania came the within man named Theobald Ent (a saddler) and upon his Solemn Affirmation did declare & affirm That the within accounts are each and all of them just & true in every particular and that the Ballance of Seven pounds fourteen Shillings & Six pence pennsylvania money is due to him from the within named Michael Hydder. That the Sum of Two Pounds nineteen Shillings is due to him from the within named Gisbert Sau and the Ballance of Two pounds One Shilling & Six pence money aforesaid is due to him from the within named Nicholas Ritter and that he -- said Theobald Ent hath received no part of the Sundry Ballances & Sums above mentioned. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & caused the Seal of the City of Philadelphia aforesaid to be affixed the day & year abovesaid. Will. Allen Recorder." Old minor mends to paper, the top one third of the sheet is almost completely split at fold, light toning. An annotation in pencil on the lower margin likely refers to an old Goodspeed catalog.