Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    John Penn Autograph Docket Signed "J. Penn." One page, 7.5" x 6.25", North Carolina, May 4, 1774. Penn, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, has docketed the verso of an order to the sheriff of Granville County commanding him to "take the body of Robert Robertson Labourer if to be found in you bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have him before the Justices of our Inferior Court." Moderate waterstaining of the upper edge with little affect to the text. Folds are weak and separating, repaired with tape in places. Minor loss of paper in spots.

    In addition to signing the Declaration, John Penn (1741-1788) also signed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He retired in 1780 and returned home to practice law.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 534

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 18, 2013 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search