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    Rare and attractive document signed by William Paterson, the Constitution signer from New Jersey

    William Paterson Rare Partly-Printed Document Signed "Wm. Paterson" as Governor of New Jersey, four pages, 13.25" x 8.5", Burlington, New Jersey, February 2, 1792. This document approved the authenticity of ". . . the last Will and Testament of John Wilkins late of the city of Burlington. . . ." Attached to the certification is a fair copy of Wilkins' will dated Burlington, February 20, 1786. When the War for Independence broke out, Paterson joined the vanguard of the patriots and served in the Provincial Congress (1775-1776), Constitutional Convention (1776), and Council of Safety (1777). He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and co-authored the Paterson Plan which asserted the rights of the small states. He signed the Constitution and supported its ratification. He was Senator (1789-1790) and Governor (1790-1793) of New Jersey, and was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806). William Paterson is one of the rarest signers of the United States Constitution and this is a fine example of his autograph. Some marginal tears and chips, one corner folded over by embossed seal, lightly toned, else in very fine condition with a bold, dark signature.

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