Simon: Joseph Simon Papers, 1754-1786

Call Number: MG-623

1 box     2 folders

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains financial and legal papers of Joseph Simon, including a mortgage, his will, and a bill of exchange. There is also a 1768 letter of introduction from Thomas Barton, rector of St. James Episcopal Church to William Johnson, First Baronet.

Creator: Compiled by (Lancaster, Pa.)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source noted at item level.

Biographical Information

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid typed by AN, June 2013.


Folder 1 Financial Papers and Letter

Insert 1 Response from William Atlee, an attorney in West Chester, to a request from Joseph Simon about the mortgage of a plantation and mill in Lancaster County. 1787

Insert 2 Letter from Thomas Barton, rector of St. James Episcopal Church respectfully introducing Joseph Simon to William Johnson, First Baronet. 1768. Purchased, January 1973.

Insert 3 Mortgage for the purchase of a piece of land in Donegal Township, Lancaster County purchased by Joseph Simon, David Frank and Jacob Henry from David Lowrey for 600 pounds. Witnessed by William Webb and sealed by the purchasers. 1754

Insert 4 Copy of Joseph Simon’s will, forgiving debts and leaving responsibilities to his executors and instructions for care and inheritance of his two sons and four daughters. There were also instructions for religious artifacts used by him in worship in the Jewish community in Lancaster. There are also codicils to the original will and a register for the probate of wills and granting letters. Charles Smith and Abraham Forst served as deponents of the will.


Folder 2 Bill of Exchange. his document was a gift of Mary Miley Theobald in 2011.

A bill of exchange requesting payment of 40 pounds sterling from Alexander and Benjamin Contee and signed and sealed by Notary Public, William Gibson. 1786

Transcription of bill of exchange with descriptions of all characters involved.