Act of incorporation, 1742, for Lancaster, Pennsylvania, [n.d.]


Date: n.d. | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 copy, 18 p.


This is an undated copy of the deed of incorporation issued in 1742 by King George II and witnessed by George Thomas, Governor of Pennsylvania.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 copy, 18 p.


Accessioned, 1967 (1967 1712ms). Originally cataloged as Misc. Ms.; recataloged, 8/15/67.

Early American History Note

Dated 1742, this document appears to be the draft or, possibly, a manuscript copy of a deed incorporating Lancaster as a town. The deed contains the signature of King George II.

Indexing Terms


  • Articles of incorporation.
  • Official Government Documents and Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lancaster County (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760
  • Thomas, George


  • Government Affairs
  • Incorporation -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster.
  • Pennsylvania History