Lot 197: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1746–1809) who was taken prisoner by the British during the siege of Charleston and held for about a year. Partly-printed DS, signed "Tho. Heyward Jnr.," one page, 12.25 x 7.75, August 12, 1788. A summons issued to a sheriff, commanding him to "attach the Body of John Todd, wheresoever he may be found…to be and appear before the Justices of the said State…to answer to The State aforesaid of a Plea of Trespass on the Case and so forth to the Damage of the said State one hundred & forty Pounds Sterling." Boldly signed on the left side below the affixed white paper seal. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a bit of brushing and feathering to ink in the signature.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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