Document Signed for the recovery of a debt owed by Thomas Hayslack to Robert Atkins in Bedford County, Pa. Arthur St. Clair.
Document Signed for the recovery of a debt owed by Thomas Hayslack to Robert Atkins in Bedford County, Pa
Document Signed for the recovery of a debt owed by Thomas Hayslack to Robert Atkins in Bedford County, Pa

Document Signed for the recovery of a debt owed by Thomas Hayslack to Robert Atkins in Bedford County, Pa.

Bedford County, July 17, 1772.

Partially printed. Docketed on back. Oblong 4to (13 x 5-1/2 inches). Old folds, tear at central fold. Item #313275

On April 16, 1762, he resigned his commission, and, in 1764, he settled in Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania, where he purchased land and erected mills. He was the largest landowner in Western Pennsylvania.

In 1770, St. Clair became a justice of the court, of quarter sessions and of common pleas, a member of the proprietary council, a justice, recorder, and clerk of the orphans' court, and prothonotary of Bedford and Westmoreland counties.

In 1774, the colony of Virginia took claim of the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and some residents of Western Pennsylvania took up arms to eject them. St. Clair issued an order for the arrest of the officer leading the Virginia troops. Lord Dunmore's War eventually settled the boundary dispute.

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