Lot 5: Fincastle Resolutions: Walter Crockett ADS
12th July 2017
ADS, signed “Walter Crockett,” one page, 7.5 x 1.75, February 1, 1775. Receipt for a wolf-killing bounty, in full: "Fincastle. This day Samuel Percifel brought one old wolfs Head and took the oath by law Required Certified by me this 1rst day of February 1775." In fine condition. Only twelve days earlier on January 20, 1775, Crockett had been one of the thirteen signers of the Fincastle Resolutions, which expressed support for the Continental Congress's resistance to the Intolerable Acts. A precursor to the Declaration of Independence, this was the first statement adopted by the colonists which promised resistance to the death to the British crown in order to preserve political liberties.
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