Lot 205: Merchant, soldier, statesman, and Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly (1738–1807) who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786; he was cited by General Washington for his gallant leadership in the Battle of Princeton. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed "John Bayard Speaker," one page, 8 x 5, November 25, 1779. Pay order issued to State Treasurer David Rittenhouse. In full: "Pay to Andrew Hodge Junr. or his order the sum of Twenty five Pounds for Paper by him furnished for the use of the Assembly." In very good condition, with intersecting folds (two vertical folds passing through letters of the signature), overall toning and scattered staining, and several pinholes along folds.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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