South Carolina: Edward Rutledge

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South Carolina: Edward Rutledge

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Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749–1800). Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “E: Rutledge,” one page, 12.75 x 7.75, August 12, 1783. Legal document issued to the sheriffs of South Carolina, in part: “You, and each of you, are hereby commanded, without Delay, to attach the Bodies of James Brown & Lachlan McIntosh…wheresoever they may be found…so that you compel them to be and appear before the Justices of the said State, at the Court of Common Pleas…to answer to Benjamin Boyd…in a plea of Debt.” Signed at the conclusion by Rutledge, and also countersigned in the upper left by noted patriot Aedanus Burke. In fine condition. This document presumably refers to Continental Army General Lachlan McIntosh who, despite distinguished service during the Revolution, is better known for killing the famed Declaration signer Button Gwinnett in a 1777 duel. Gwinnett is thus widely considered the rarest autograph of all Declaration signers and is certainly the most valuable.