Five 1795 to 1796 Bill of Sale and Receipts from Philadelphia Printer Henry Tuckniss.
To be printed on “best Thick Post”
Five 18th century manuscripts for job printing done by Philadelphia printer Henry Tuckniss. Printed for Samuel Wallis are 75 Ejectments to be printed on large thick port paper, costing just over £16 and numerous forms for conveyances; all likely partly-printed; some described as “2 on a sheet” or to be printed on “best Thick Post.” These forms would have been used by Wallis per his insatiable land speculation activities.
Samuel Wallis (1736-1798) was a remarkable figure. A Quaker by birth, he was, variously, among other things: an obsessed land speculator who became entangled with Robert Morris, a merchant, an espionage agent for the British during the American Revolution (claimed by some as one of Benedict Arnold’s agents), a conspirator, a surveyor, a lay judge, and pioneer of the Pennsylvania frontier.
Description: Five 1795 to 1796 Bill of Sale and Receipts from Philadelphia Printer Henry Tuckniss.
Philadelphia. March 17, 1795; May 1, 1795; May 18, 1795; April 28, 1796; October 6, 1796. Five Documents Signed. Each approx. 5 x 8 inches; laid paper; folds, light dampstains or slight browning; very good, all.