Signers and Colonial

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Signer from North Carolina. Hewes signs a private legal agreement and settlement of a debt August 10, 1778. Generally in very good condition with a long vertical fold running between the first and last name. There is a small hole from ink burn at the bottom of the “s". A few words have ink burn through the paper. These have been professionally backed with blank infill. Folds have also been professionally repaired. The document is signed by two other parties to the agreement and endorsed by the County Sheriff on the back. Hewes material seldom hits the autograph market. Ken Rendell’s chapter on Signers in History Comes To Life groups Hewes as one the dozen rarest Signers below Lynch and Gwinnett.

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Signer from Connecticut, President of the Continental Congress, Governor of Ct. Signed holograph endorsement at the bottom of a letter from John Leverett , Jan. 2, 1786. Leverett requested Huntington pass along some legal service to a third party. Huntington writes: “I delivered the above Executions to Capt. Phillips in pursuance of the above request. S. Huntington” Fine condition. The letter is on the first page of a 4to folded four page sheet professionally inlaid to a large sheet for protection or display.

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Signer from New York, LS, three pages Nov 28, 1767. Livingston reviews accounts with a client. He signs at the close “I am ___. Your most Obed. Servt. Phil Livingston.” This is generally fresh looking with some minor stains, archival reinforcement or re-joining of the two leaves and infill of small paper loss in some margins, none of which affects a very attractive example of Livingston’s writing and signature. Livingston is in the top half of the scarcity scale of Signers of the Declaration.

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–Signer from Georgia, DS as Chief Justice of the state, Dec. 21, 1785. This is a legal service to the Sheriff to attach property for a private claim. The document measures 12 x 8, with some show-through of tape repairs in a couple places and the typical folds. Walton’s signature in the margin is a pristine example.

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Colonial physician and delegate to Continental Congress

David Jackson Colonial physician and delegate to the Continental Congress in 1785 from Philadelphia. Single page ALS April 30, 1792. [#4917]

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Rev. War General

Samuel Meredith Rev. War General. LS as the first Treasurer of the US, May 1793 to former General Jedediah Huntington regarding money credited to his account. Nice association but Meredith’s signature is very light.