Land Grant, 1733

Description
This land grant signed by Governor Thomas Penn deeded 350 acres of land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Alexander McCammont. Landowners and successful artisans made up the “middling sort” in colonial societies. There were also “the better sort” and “the poorer sort,” but the colonies had a higher percentage of “middling men” than Britain did. Since property owning bestowed political rights, those men became accustomed to a voice in colonial politics.
date made
1733-12-14
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
referenced
United States: Pennsylvania, Lancaster
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
PL.257669.01
accession number
257669
catalog number
257669.01
subject
Deed
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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