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Society Hill in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Judge William Lewis

(1751 - 1819)

 
 
Judge William Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2023
1. Judge William Lewis Marker
Inscription.  Eminent Philadelphia Federalist lawyer, in 1785 lived in "Fort Wilson" on this site. A member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1787 and 1789 and the state convention for the ratification of the United States Constitution. Appointed U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania in 1789 and U.S. Judge of the District Court in 1791. Author of the first "Act for the Abolition of Slavery" of 1780. For many years counsellor for the Bank of North America. Built "Summerville" now "Strawberry Mansion," in east Fairmount Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 39° 56.824′ N, 75° 8.791′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Society Hill. Marker is on Walnut Street (County Road 3006) west of South 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Wilson (here, next to this marker); Dr. Benjamin Rush House Site (a few
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steps from this marker); Row Houses in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); “Evangeline” (within shouting distance of this marker); House Where Lived in 1791 Alexander Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Treasurer's Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); “Common Sense” (within shouting distance of this marker); A Backyard in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Judge William Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2023
2. Judge William Lewis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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