2 pages, oblong folio, July 1, 1793 -- a State of South Carolina land transfer deed, granting 1000 acres unto Benjamin Pearce, in the District of Orangeburgh, Winston County. Witnessed by His Excellency William Moultrie who has boldly signed the lower border on either side of the hanging ribbon. With a second autographed document attached, 4to, June 5, 1793 -- a surveyor's report outlining the boundaries and borders pertinent to the Pearce parcel. Seal no longer present, weakness at folds with tape repairs, slight tears at borders, two small holes not the affecting text. Also accompanied by a fine contemporary engraved portrait of Moultrie, full figure in uniform, standing on the battlefield. Very good condition.
Revolutionary War patriot who successfully defended Fort Sullivan, preventing Sir Henry Clinton from dividing South Carolina. In 1780 Moultrie was captured and imprisoned for two years. After his release he was appointed Major General by an Act of Congress and later served two terms as Governor of South Carolina.