Lot 244: American politician (1753–1813) who served as both attorney general and secretary of state in George Washington's cabinet. Partly-printed DS, signed "Edm. Randolph," one page, 7 x 11, November 15, 1787. Governor Randolph appoints six justices of the peace. In part: "Know Ye, That our Governor on recommendation from the Court of the County of Loudoun hath, with advice of our Council of State, constituted and appointed Patrick Cavan, John Littlejohn, Richard Bland Lee, Hugh Douglass, Benjamin Grayson & Thomas Noland, Gentlemen, Justices of the Peace in and for the said County." In very good condition, with a couple partial separations to intersecting folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature), tape repairs and reinforcement to folds on reverse, scattered toning and mirroring of text, and a few repairs to some small holes along fold.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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