Lot 160: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1739–1813). Partly-printed DS, signed "Geo. Clymer," one page, 6.25 x 7.5, August 14, 1754. A contributor's note sealed and delivered in the presence of Clymer. In part: "I William Coleman of the City of Philad'a, Merch't, do promise to pay Charles Norris Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Hospital…the Sum of Twenty five pounds current money in Pennsylvania." Signed at the conclusion by Clymer and countersigned by Hugh Roberts. A similar note for another party is printed above. Light foxing and toning, show-through from docketing to reverse, and large portions removed (seemingly as cancellation cuts), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving. Clymer's parents died a year after his birth and he was taken into guardianship by his uncle, William Coleman, who was a close friend of Ben Franklin.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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