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    Declaration Signer John Witherspoon Autograph Document Signed "Jno Witherspoon." Small slip, 7.5" x 1", no place; July 22, 1780. Acknowledging the receipt of payment, reading: "Received 22 July 1780 from Matthew Irwin Five hundred pounds." John Witherspoon (1723-1794) was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence, and signed as a representative from New Jersey. He was president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) during the War of Independence. When the campus was nearly destroyed, Witherspoon was a large contributor to its reconstruction.

    Condition: Flattened centerfold. Light toning. Boldly signed.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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