DescriptionJohn Morton Land Survey Signed. One page, 6" x 7.75", n. p. [Pennsylvania], March 8, 1770. Declaration of Independence signer John Morton places his name to this "Draft of a Lott or piece of Land in Callcoonhook assigned to Andrew Union as his Share of Margaret his mother in law's Dower & of his Share of Abrahams Lott Containing 19 Acres." Folds are weak and separating with minor paper loss at the intersections; separation at the signature, but not affecting it.
In addition to being a signer of the Declaration, Morton (1725-1777) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and served as chairman of the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation. In June 1776, a resolution proclaiming American independence from Britain was the primary topic of discussion in Congress. The delegation from Pennsylvania was evenly split on the matter, with Morton remaining uncommitted until July 1, when he cast the deciding vote to allow Pennsylvania's vote for independence. Morton was the first signer of the Declaration to die, most likely of tuberculosis on April 1, 1777.
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