Kelpius acted as a Lawyer in the sale of property of the Frankford Land Co.


In the journal “Pennsylvania History”, Vol 9, nr.4 (Oct 1942) pp. 2670270

 

Journal article is by Gerhard Friedrich, Guilford College Library, Guilford College, North Carolina.

(translated from the German)
I, Georg Jacobs, do hereby certify that I have purchased from Gerhard Levering and Henrich Frey all their land located beyond Wissahickon Creek (except for a strip along the Creek, two rods wide, which Henrich Frey has reserved for himself from what was his), for the sum of 24 pounds, and upon the condition that I will pay thefirsdt half on November 16 next, and the other half on May 16 of next year, 1701; and in case I should fail to pay on the dates aforesaid, the aforesaid land, including whatever I may have planted thereon, shall return into the ownership of Gerhard Levering and Henrich Frey aforesaid; and inasmuch as the customary rent (to wit: 1/3 pound stirling per 100 acres) has not been paid hitherto, I do bind myself hereby to pay to the Proprietor the due proportion levied upon my land, whenever it will be collected. In proof whereof I have here signed my hand and name.

Done in Gerhard Levering house
in the year 1700, on the 30th day of April. GJ Georg Jacobs

Witnesses: Johannes Kelpius
Claus Ritinghuis

The foregoing , in translation, is the text of a one -page manuscript, fifteen by nineteen centimeters in size, which was found some time ago among papers in the Abraham H. Cassel collection at Juniata College , Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

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