Manuscript document dated 1772 signed by Andrew Allen, (1740-1825), King George's Attorney General for the province of Pennsylvania, member of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety. Allen initially favored the colonial cause in the American Revolution, and represented Pennsylvania in the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776. Like many other wealthy elites in Pennsylvania, however, he resisted radical change, and became a Loyalist after the Declaration of Independence and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.
Document is an indictment of James Benford for keeping a tavern without a license, signed while Allen was attorney general of Pa. Size 7" by 12" on laid, rag-content paper, watermarked crown over royal crest in a circle, age toned, holes at intersection of folds, edge nicks,, otherwise very good condition. H038