Reading, Pa: Printed by Gottob Jungmann and Comp. 1796. Oblong broadside, 20 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. Folio. The top edge trimmed in a decorative wave pattern. Light damspstaining and agetoning. Old folds, with a few minor clean tears. Accomplished in manuscript on July 14, 1796 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Docketed on verso with additional contemporary inscription. A good copy. Item #WRCAM37482
This indenture records a transaction made on July 13, 1796 between John Christman Baum, a medical doctor in Berks County, and his wife Mary, and Marks John Biddle of Reading. Biddle paid the Baums ten silver dollars for a particular lot of land in the town of Exeter. The lot was part of a tract of land which William Witman and his wife Catherine by indenture did grant to John Christman Baum in fee on June 21, 1799. The indenture is signed by Biddle and Baum, and witnessed by Witman and Matthias Baker. An early Reading imprint; printing began there in 1789 with Jungmann as partner in a press he later took over entirely.