Statesman (1739-1800), who served as the first governor of South Carolina following the signing of the United States Constitution, and was the second chief justice of the Supreme Court. Rare ANS signed “J. Rutledge,” one page, 4 x 2.25, June 6, 1774. Partial legal document, in part: "I confess Judgment for one Hundred & fifty five…Damages…of Suit." Affixed to a same-size card and in fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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