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Read, George, 1733-1798


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Read family papers

Identifier: MSS 0237
Abstract The Read Family Papers contain papers to three members of the Read family of New Castle, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George Read (1733 – 1798), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and two of his sons, United States District Attorney for Delaware, George Read, Jr. (1765 – 1836), and first Treasurer of the United States, John Read (1769 – 1854). The papers of George Read and George Read, Jr., consist primarily of drafts of legal documents written for...
Dates: 1756-1833

George Read documents regarding the will of Ebenezer Howell

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0052

Autograph documents produced by lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and U. S. Senator from Delaware, George Read. One document concerns payments in relation to the will of Ebenezer Howell. The other concerns the sale of Howell's tavern and land in Newark, Delaware, to Henry Darby, and subsequently to John Evans.

Dates: 1774-1791

George Read letter to William and Samuel McAntier

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0057

Autograph letter produced by George Read, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence and U. S. Senator from Delaware to William and Samuel McAntier concerning litigation triggered by a will that disrupted the McAntier family. The letter refers exclusively to Read's actions as lawyer for the McAntier family.

Dates: 1786 July 19

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Financial records 1
Letters (correspondence) 1
Newark (Del.) 1
White Clay Creek Hundred (Del.) 1
Wills 1