Lot 169: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1734–1817) who later served as president of the Continental Congress, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania. Manuscript DS, signed "Tho. M:Kean President," one page, 8 x 5.5, December 5, 1792. A pay order, in full: "Please pay Robert Johnson or order twenty one Dollars for seven Days travelling to, remaining at and returning from Harrisburgh, at an Election of a President & Vice President of the United States of America." Signed at the conclusion by McKean and countersigned below by the recipient to confirm receipt. Professionally restored to very good condition, with repairs to separated intersecting folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature), some dampstaining to the upper left, light foxing and toning, and several sets of cancellation cuts. Running unopposed, George Washington secured his second term in office in the election of 1792 by a unanimous decision; Adams defeated New York governor George Clinton to remain vice president for another four years.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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