Autographed Endorsement Signed "Jas. Warren Sheriff" on the back of a partly printed document signed

WARREN, James (1726 - 1808)

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Place Published: Plymouth
Date Published: 1774

Description: 2 pages (front and back), 6.75 x 8.25 inches, Boston, February 18, 1774 -- a warrant requesting that the Sheriff of Suffolk & Plymouth Counties attach the property of certain individuals, and to assure that said persons appear before the Court of Common Pleas safely. On the back, Warren responds to the warrant which he has executed: "Plymouth, March 7th, 1774, explaining in detail that he has attached a large piece of land, including the boundaries and related landmarks, and requesting a Sheriffs fee of 8 pounds / 6 shillings." Ironically, on the opposite fold from Warren's endorsement appears a clerk's notation: "Mr. Officer, Attach sufficient - or hold to Bail by order of John Adams," written just two months after the Boston Tea Party! Uniformly toned with weak folds including one that has been lightly reinforced with archival tape. The endorsement by James Warren is boldly written, taking up one complete panel, 3 x 6.5 inches, with a dark clear signature. An exceptional association piece in very good(-) condition.

Comments: American patriot and arguably one of the most important figures in the instigation of hostilities between the Colonies and the British Government. He was one of the founders of the Sons of Liberty, fought at Bunker Hill, Major General of the State Militia, a planner of the Boston Tea Party, and lifelong friend of John Adams. In addition, he was a correspondent and adviser to Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 255554

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