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    Declaration Signer Edward Rutledge Autograph Endorsement Signed "E Rutlege." Small slip cut from a larger document, 3.25" x 3", January 6, 1784. The document states, "I appear for the Defendt in this [illegible]." Mounted on card stock.

    Rutledge was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but surprisingly, as a member of the Second Continental Congress, Rutledge voted against independence, believing the time was not quite right for such an act. Rutledge was also one of the youngest signers of the Declaration, at twenty-six years old.

    Condition: Light toning at lower edge, ink from verso has bled through slightly.


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