DescriptionDeclaration Signer Thomas Nelson Jr. Document Signed "Thos Nelson Jr." One page, partly printed, with docketing and notations on verso, 7.5" x 9.75", September 7, 1768, relating to the financial matters of Warner Washington (1722-1790), a first cousin of George Washington. It reads, "Know all men by these presents that I Warner Washington of Gloucester County am held and firmly bound unto David Ker of Queen County in the just and full sum of two hundred fifty three pounds five shillings to be paid unto the said David Ker, his certain Attorney, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns: To which payment, well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal, and dated this seventh day of September Anno Dom. One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight. The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound Warner Washington so, and shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, unto the... David Ker his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigned the just sum of one hundred twenty six pounds, twelve shillings & six pence. Then the above obligation to be void; or else to remain in full force and virtue." Signed by Warner Washington and signed and witnessed by William Graham, Thomas Nelson Jr., and one other. David Ker has signed on the verso. Thomas Nelson, Jr. signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation and is one of the scarcest of the Declaration signers. Document is age toned and weaknesses at folds have been repaired, else good.
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