JOHN READING SURVEYS LANDS
John Reading surveyed two tracts of land on the site of Belvidere. These were separated by a line beginning at the mouth of the Pequest and running along what was later Independence Street. The tract to the north of that line was for 1,250 acres or more, and was surveyed for William Penn. The tract to the south was of the same size, and was surveyed to Colonel John Alford, of Charleston, Massachusetts.