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    Signer John Witherspoon graduates future Continental Army officer Aaron Ogden from the College of New Jersey (Princeton)

    John Witherspoon Rare Document Signed "Joannes Witherspoon". One page vellum, 9.75" x 8", dated 1773. The document is a partly-printed diploma awarded to Aaron Ogden by the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University. The diploma is printed in Latin and contains the signatures of six other college officials and professors. Aaron Ogden (1756-1839) served in the Revolutionary War as Captain of Light Infantry under the Marquis de Lafayette. He was chosen by George Washington to approach Sir Henry Clinton with a proposal to exchange Major André for Benedict Arnold. General soiling, and two holes in the vellum; otherwise, in good condition. The signature is dark. John Witherspoon is one of the rarest of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence; this document, with such an outstanding Revolutionary War association, is especially desirable.



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