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Lot #172
Lewis Morris Autograph Document Signed Twice

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Landowner and developer from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a delegate to the Continental Congress (1726-1798). Scarce ADS signed twice as "Lewis Morris," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 12.75, May 2, 1792. A handwritten plea of debt document from the New York Supreme Court related to a case between Ann De Vise and John and Elizabeth Mansel as the plaintiffs and Lewis Morris as the defendant, which reads, in part: “I Lewis Morris of Morrisania of the County of West-Chester…am held and firmly bound unto [the plaintiffs, who] are the Executrixes of the last Will and Testament of Samuel Stillwell deceased in the Penal sum of One thousand pounds of Current money of the State of New York to be paid to [the plaintiffs] or to their Certain Attorney…I do hereby bind myself.” Signed at the conclusion by Morris, who lists “Aaron Burr” as a witness and, on the reverse, incorporates his full signature into the upper docketing. In fine condition, with splitting to the ends of the folds and hinge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Presidents
  • Dates: #658 - Ended February 08, 2023

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