Lot 263: Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed "Tho. Wharton jun Prest." and "T. Matlack, Secy.," one page, 16 x 13, March 23, 1777. As president of Pennsylvania, Wharton appoints John Thompson "to be Sheriff of the said county of Bucks." Signed on the left side by Wharton and countersigned at the conclusion by Matlack. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In very good condition, with tape-repaired partial separations to intersecting folds, toning, chipping to edges, and a few stains. Wharton served as the first president of Pennsylvania, while Matlack was a prominent statesman best known as the scribe of the Declaration of Independence.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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