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    Samuel Huntington Book Signed. The Royal Dictionary Abridged in Two Parts: French and English, by A. Boyer. London, [1771]. Thirteenth edition, 8vo, unpaginated. This book has been re-backed with decorative leather spine stamped in gilt. Huntington has signed on a preliminary blank page, "Sam Huntington's book/ March 1780". Paste-downs and preliminary blank pages have been replaced except for the page with signature, which is unevenly toned and has been repaired below Huntington's signature. The top edge is soiled and pages are lightly toned. The book has been nicely restored to a very good condition.

    Huntington joined the American revolutionaries after he resigned his post as King's Attorney. While a member of the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and presided over Congress when the Articles of Confederation were adopted. Later he was elected governor of Connecticut and helped lead that state's ratification of the Constitution.

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