[Copy of 1785 John Dickinson Land Warrant Ordering a Survey in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; issued by him as President of the Supreme Executive Council].

Four hundred acres of land were sold to David Carlile in Air Township and here ordered to be surveyed


In 1785 John Dickinson, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania ordered John Lukens to survey 400 acres of land in Bedford County sold to David Carlile. The land warrant describes the location of the tract:

Whereas David Carlisle of the County of [blank] hath requested to take up Four hundred acres of land including an improvement on both sides [of] the little cove creek bounded on the north by John Scott and on the south bite Denton Jacques & Co. in the little cove in Air Township in the County of Bedford (provided the land is not within the last purchase made of the Indians) for which he agrees to pay, immediately, into the office of the Receiver General, for the use of this state, at the rate of ten pounds per hundred acres, in gold, silver, paper-money of this state, or certificates; agreeably to an act of assembly, passed the first day of April, 1784. Interest to commence from the first day of March 1773 These are, therefore, to authorise and require you to survey, or cause to be surveyed, unto the said David Carlile at the place aforesaid, according to the method of townships appointed, the said quantity of acres, if not already surveyed or appropriated; and to make return thereof into the Secretary’s office, in order for confirmation; for which this shall be your warrant. ... To John Lukens Esquire, Surveyor-General. [manuscript additions in italics]

In 1812, this copy of the 1785 John Dickinson land warrant (not autographed by Dickinson, but bearing his name) was executed and is here certified as “...a copy of the original, remaining in the Surveyor-General’s office…” It was signed on March 3, 1812 by Andrew Porter, Surveyor-General and the embossed seal of his office affixed upon the document.


Description: [Copy of 1785 John Dickinson Land Warrant Ordering a Survey in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; issued by him as President of the Supreme Executive Council].

Lancaster [Pennsylvania], March 3, 1812. [1]p. Document Signed. 8 x 13¼ inches. Folio; laid paper; partly printed and completed in manuscript; docketing on verso. Illustrated with coat of arms of Pennsylvania; with embossed paper and wax seal of the Surveyor General of the Sate of Pennsylvania. Folds; minor losses or closed tears at folds; very good.

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Price: $75.00