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Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia in Images: William Penn at the Treaty-Signing in 1682

Lithograph by Major on title page of: Bicentennial March : 1682-1882 : William Penn's March / by Aug. Loumey.
Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1882.
Box 41, no. 58.

William Penn (1644-1718) was granted a charter for the establishment of his colony in 1681 by King Charles II. The charter was granted in return for a royal debt owed Penn's father. The scene in this lithograph depicts Penn at the signing of a goodwill treaty with the Delaware Indians at Shakamaxon, now part of Philadelphia. The seal on the treaty document in Penn's right hand shows the Penn family insignia of three plates (circles) on a fess. This insignia now forms part of the seal for the University of Pennsylvania.

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