Matthias Sommer - Media
Matthias Sommer’s signature 1766
His was the first settler’s signature after land agent John Hughes’ on the original “Articles of Agreement” land settlement contract dated January 27, 1766 in Philadelphia. To the right of each signature is a wax seal. A line over the ‘m’ in German signifies that the letter is doubled. In the text of the contract the spelling was already anglicized to “Summer”.