David Wills
Autograph Document Signed



A superb deed dated 9/19/1865 completely filled in by Wills as President of the Trustees of the Upper Presbyterian Church of Marsh Creek. It transfers a lot at the intersection of Washington and Railroad streets " formally the Presbyterian Grave Yard and adjacent to  the lot of Thaddeus Stevens" to Nicholas Weaver.

Signed in full by Wills twice, three times in the text and multiple initials on the revenue stamps.

Great war era piece associating two of Gettysburg's most famous residents, Stevens and Wills.

Conserved and conservation framed so that all pages can be seen

David Wills (1831-1894)
David Wills was the prominent Gettysburg attorney and judge who was in charge of the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication in November, 1863. The thirty-two-year-old Republican had purchased, on behalf of the state of Pennsylvania, seventeen acres for a cemetery to honor those who had fallen at the battle of Gettysburg the previous summer. The Wills House was the largest house on the town square, and Lincoln stayed there overnight before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

Conservation framed so both sides can be viewed.


David Wills

Document Type:

Autograph Document Signed

Framed Dimensions:

32 1/2" w x 28" h



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