Lengthy Unsigned Manuscript by the Signer

READ, George (1733 - 1798)

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Date Published: 1777

Description: 2 pages (front and back) completely in George Read's hand, 9.25 x 7.75 inches, no place, May, 1777. Titled "State of Joseph Vance's Case," this legal draft outlines the transfer of property between several prominent Delaware families. The case appears to be very problematic as it concerns guardianships for minors, joint-owned parcels of land, and disagreements on what mode of payment will be acceptable to the estate. It is likely that the participants in this case did not hold firmly to the "Revolutionary Cause" or perhaps, in the ability of the Continental Army in defeating Great Britain. Read has written on page two (in the second to last line from): "Benjamin Lakerman - paid. Took Negroes to avoid being paid in Continental money." Much more interesting content. Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition.

Comments: American lawyer, politician, and member of the Continental Congress. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from the state of Delaware.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 220463

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