Lot 28: George Taylor Signed Document
11th July 2018
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1716–1781). Rare Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Geo. Taylor,” one page, 9.25 x 15.25, December 31, 1779. Document concerning the sale of real estate, in part: "Know all Men by these Presents that I George Taylor of the Township of Greenwhich in the County of Sussex and State of New Jersey for and in Consideration of the sum of Three hundred Pounds lawful Money of the State of Pennsylvania to me in hand…forever Have Granted…the full equal and undivded…Parcel of Land situate in Haycock Township in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania." Boldly signed at the conclusion by Taylor beside an affixed paper seal. The adjoining page bears a document signed by Robert L. Hooper, one of the parties to the original transaction, dated November 8, 1782, transferring his share of the parcel. In very good condition, with scattered staining, and separations and paper loss along intersecting folds showing both antique and recent repairs. Taylor ranks among the rarest Declaration signers, due in part to his limited role in public life, and his death prior to American victory in the Revolutionary War.
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