Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1746-1809) who was taken prisoner by the British during the siege of Charleston and held for about a year. Partly-printed DS, signed “Tho's Heyward, Jun.,” one page, 13 x 8, March 1, 1785. Summons issued to the sheriffs of South Carolina, ordering James Culliatt to be brought "before the Justices of the Said State, at the Court of Common Pleas, to be holden at Charleston…to answer to William Rae and Sanders Glover…in a plea of Trespass." Boldly signed in the upper right by Heyward. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In fine condition, with somewhat irregular light toning. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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