Lot #180
Matthew Thornton Autograph Document Signed

The rare New Hampshire signer orders an arrest: "Bring him to me...to be Dealt with as the Law Directs"
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

The rare New Hampshire signer orders an arrest: "Bring him to me...to be Dealt with as the Law Directs"

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1714-1803). Partial ADS, signed "Matthew Thornton, Just. of Peace," one page trimmed to 7.5 x 5.75, September 6, 1765. A warrant wherein Thornton orders the apprehension of Arthur Archibald "(if he may be found in your precinct) & bring him to me, to be Examined Touching the Premises, & to be Dealt with as the Law Directs." A remnant of the wax seal remains at upper left. Matted and framed with a portrait and engraved plaque to an overall size of 18 x 12.5. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and wrinkling, and a small hole touching the paraph. The signature itself is clear, dark, and otherwise unaffected. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Thornton's autograph material into the 'rare' category among the Signers.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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