1766. Single sheet. Ink remains clear and bold, wax seals mostly intact. Some edge wear to sheet, old folds, and edge tears. There is about a 3" tear in the bottom left corner of the sheet.
Handwritten 18th century document authorizing future Founding Father, John Dickinson, to act on behalf of three men in the settlement of a debt in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The three men--James Martin, Samuel Martin, and Amos Jones all can be found as soldiers in Revolutionary War militia units from Pennsylvania.
John Dickinson was a very active and influential Founding Father whose "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania" did much to unify the colonies against the Townshend Acts.