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Court of Quarter Sessions

August 28, 1764

 

An Application to sell Spirits at Martins Tavern

 
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By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2012
1. Court of Quarter Sessions, August 28, 1764 Marker

An Application to sell Spirits at Martins Tavern in Chester County Pennsylvania signed by the notable citizens of the day - Chester County was one of Pennsylvania's original three counties.
Inscription.  
The Petition of Joseph Martin
of the Township of West Bradford
in the County of Chester Humbly Showeth


“That there is a necessity for a Publick house for the Entertainment of Travellers in said Township, there being many large roads much used by travellers and no house of Entertainment upon any of them for several miles distant so that they are often times obligated to be burdensome to the neighbors or want refreshment. And your petitioner has now purchased a lott with a house thereon, and is now erecting a commodious house at the place, it being convenient for most of the roads for many miles remote from any house of entertainment upon any of them, your petitioner therefore prays you would be pleased to recommend him to his honour the Governor for a Lycence to keep a house of entertainment for travellers at the place aforesaid.”

25 subscribers signed the petition, including Humphrey Marshall
 
Erected 2006 by Friends of Martins Tavern.
 
Location. 39° 56.988′ N, 75° 40.883′ 
Martins Tavern Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2013
2. Martins Tavern Sign
W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Strasburg Road and Northbrook Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humphrey Marshall (here, next to this marker); Tavern Fare (here, next to this marker); Martin's Tavern or Center House (a few steps from this marker); Martins Tavern and The Battle of Brandywine (a few steps from this marker); The Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphry Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marshallton Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshalton Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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