Samuel Pastorius was a master builder who joined the Friendship Carpenters' Company c.1775 and The Carpenters' Company in 1786 when the two joined. He was an "encourager" of the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan, The British Architect (1775), the first book of architecture published in America. Failing to pay his dues, Pastorius was excluded from The Company the same year he died. The inventory of his estate included 243 lights of sash at 3d each; one six panel door; 94 plains, 1 glue pot, 4 augers, and 5 saws valued at 12 pounds; 1 brace and 8 bitts valued at 7/6; and 1 door and 11 window frames valued at 3 pounds.
Roger W. Moss.
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