Lot 29: Gunning Bedford, Jr DS
12th July 2017
Continental Congressman from Delaware and a delegate to the 1787 US Constitutional Convention (1747–1812). Revolutionary War-dated vellum manuscript DS, signed twice “Gunn'g Bedford, Jun.,” one page, 21 x 20, August 19, 1777. A land indenture, in part: "Daniel Calvert and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Six pounds Lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania to them in Hand well and truly paid by…William Eackhart…have granted bargained and Sold…Two six parts of a Certain lot of ground Situate lying and being in the City of Philadelphia." Signed twice at the conclusion by Bedford as a witness. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and staining, moderate intersecting folds, and several areas of vellum loss.
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