Lot 174: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1733–1798) who also signed the Constitution. ADS signed "Geo: Read Atty: General," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, November 1771. In part: "The Grand Inquest for our Sovereign Lord the King who now is and the body of Kent County upon this oath and affirmation respectively Do Present That Charles Willims…with Force and Arms in and upon one Martha Talbot…did make an Assault…then and there did beat wound and ill treat so that of her life it was greatly despaired." In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), partial separations to central horizontal fold, and uniform toning.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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