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LCA Collection 251. Collin, Rev. Nicholas. Marriage Certificate for William Wilson and Margret Hoffa, 21 September 1797: Overview

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Collin, Rev. Nicholas.  Marriage Certificate for William Wilson and Margret Hoffa, 21 September 1797.  LCA Collection 251.  1 folder.

The Reverend Nicholas Collin collection contains the marriage certificate for William Wilson and Margret Hoffa, signed 21 September 1797 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Rev. Nicholas Collin.  In the original document William is spelled as Wiljam, but in the Marriage Record of the Swedes’ Church (a photocopy of which is also in this collection) William Wilson’s name is spelled in the English manner.  Rev. Collin was the Rector of the Swedish Churches in the State of Pennsylvania.  He was the last cleric sent to the United States by the Church of Sweden and is said to have been present at Benjamin Franklin’s deathbed.  Collin died in Philadelphia during 1831.

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