• 1783 Bedford County, PA, Breaking Jaw Indictment Signed By Pittsburgh Pioneer Thomas Coulter

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    THOMAS COULTER of Bedford, PA, held a number of elected positions, including judge of general elections and magistrate.  Research indicates that Coulter was a pioneer of Bedford, arriving before the Revolutionary War. Coulter built a fort and a storehouse in Cumberland Valley (now Bedford Valley) in 1781.  He is also listed as one of several men who helped lay out the city of Pittsburgh.


    Offering a Revolutionary WAR-DATE grand jury presentment, January 15th, 1783, “The grant Jury presents J. Johnston for breaking the jaw upon Weston on the fifth day of January 1783. Thomas Coulter Jr. Man[ager]”


    Docketing on verso, “Jany Session 1783 Bedford County Court The Grand Inquest for the County of Bedford...A presentment.”


    Folds, toning, uneven left margin. Very readable.



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