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    Edward Rutledge Autograph Letter Signed "Ed Rutledge," one page, 6" x 7.25" inlaid, overall 10.5" x 13.25". Addressed by Rutledge on verso to "Jacob Read Esqre." [Charleston], June 4, 1788. Rutledge was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1788. In full, "I expect to see Mr Houstoun any moment & will communicate to him your obliging letter." Jacob Read represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress (1783-1788) and the U.S. Senate (1795-1801). Edward Rutledge also represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress (1774-1776) and signed the Declaration of Independence. Both Read and Rutledge were taken prisoner when the British captured Charleston in 1780 and were imprisoned in St. Augustine, Florida, until 1781 when they were exchanged. "Mr. Houstoun" is most likely John Houstoun, former Georgia Governor who, in 1787, had served on a commission to settle boundary disputes with South Carolina. Thinning of paper in lower blank areas and at "Sir" resulting in light stains. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs collection.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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