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    Edward Rutledge and John Rutledge Autograph Notes Signed "Edward Rutledge" and "J. Rutledge," one on each side of the same 3.25" x 5.75" sheet. On one side, Edward Rutledge has penned five cases noting "I appear for the Defts in these Actions/ Edward Rutledge July 14, 1773." On the other side, his older brother John Rutledge has penned "I appear for the/ Defts in these Actions/ J. Rutledge/ July 14th 1773." Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1774-1776. John Rutledge, a signer of the Constitution, represented S.C. in the Continental Congress from 1774-1775 and 1782-1783. An Associate Justice of the first Supreme Court (1789-1791), he was nominated in 1795 to be Chief Justice and presided at the August term, but the Senate, on December 15, 1795, did not confirm him, primarily due to his outspoken opposition to Jay's Treaty of 1794. There is a narrow strip of glassine affixed at the lower edge of the "John" side with light show-through on the "Edward" side. Anything signed by both Rutledge brothers are scarce and desirable.

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