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    Early Delaware Politician Richard Bassett Document Signed, one page, 8.25" x 12.75", Kent County, Delaware, August 10, 1772. A legal paper regarding a financial claim and signed by Bassett on behalf of the defendant, Peter Bussom. Richard Bassett (1745 - 1815) is largely responsible for Delaware's claim to being the "First State". A delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Basset pushed hard for ratification. He also served Delaware as a U.S. Senator and Governor. Chipped edges, splits along folds, some having old archival repairs. Good condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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