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Item 237 - James Smith Catalog 539 (Nov 2018)

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Estimate: $600.00 +
Sold Price: $530.43 (includes buyer's premium)


Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1719-1806). ADS, signed “James Smith,” one page, 8 x 13, April 1783. Lengthy legal document in Smith's hand, in the case of James Smith v. Moser, Tome, and Moser. In part: "Abraham Moser, Henry Tome, and Michael Moser all of York County yeomen, were summoned To answer James Smith of a Plea that they render him fifty pounds lawfull money of Pennsylvania, in gold or Silver." The document goes on to describe history of the case, incorporating his own name several times. Impressively double-matted and framed with a portrait and plaque to an overall size of 22.25 x 21. In very good to fine condition, with light toning along folds and a split to the central horizontal fold.

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