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CONFISCATED LOYALIST PROPERTY Interesting L.S. of Judge Hilary Baker Jr., 1p. legal folio, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1779, to Timothy Matlack concerning accounting properties forfeited by Loyalists. Baker writes, in full: "I am informed that Council are desirous the Sales of the forfeited Estates should be expedited- As I have now more leisure time than I had for some time past, I am willing to give close Attention to that Business that it may be Speedily finished; But as I have always sent the News Papers to my Partner at Reading, I am at a loss to find out the Names of all the Persons attainted, without your Assistance. I therefore request you'll be pleased to favour me with a List of the Names of the Persons attainted;' as well of those who were Residents in this City as of others who probably may have Some Estate within the City. - Whereby I shall be better enabled to make proper Enquirer and Speedy Discovery of the Estates". Light toning at folds, else very good.
Estimate $ 300-500

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