November 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, November 16th, 5pm Pacific
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Declaration of Independence signer, Joseph Hewes document signed with his full name, ''Joseph Hewes'', one of the rarest Signers. Guided by his Quaker beliefs, Hewes was actually not in favor of revolution against England, but supported independence as North Carolina's representative to the Continental Congress. Dated 6 March 1775, partially printed legal document is additionally signed by Thomas Jones (who fills in portions of the document), Walter Ferguson, Robert Smith, Andrew Little, and Charles Bondfield. Document reads in part, ''NORTH-CAROLINA. / Know all men by their presents, that Mr. Walter Ferguson, Joseph Hewes, Robert Smith, Andrew Little & Charles Bondfield, all of Edenton in the Provence...are held and firmly bound unto Josiah Martin Esq. Governor Captain General & Commanding Chief...in the full and just sum of ten thousand pounds Proclamation Money; to be paid to the said Governor his successors or assigns: to the which payment well and truly be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these Presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 6th Day of March Anno Dom. 1775.'' Single page measures 7'' x 12''. Light uniform toning and minimal creasing, overall in near fine condition given age, with bold handwriting.
One of the Rarest Declaration of Independence Signers, Joseph Hewes Document SignedOne of the Rarest Declaration of Independence Signers, Joseph Hewes Document SignedOne of the Rarest Declaration of Independence Signers, Joseph Hewes Document Signed
One of the Rarest Declaration of Independence Signers, Joseph Hewes Document Signed
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
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