Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1734-1817) who later served as president of the Continental Congress, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania. Manuscript DS, signed “Tho. M:Kean,” one page, 9.25 x 4.25, July 9, 1790. State of Pennsylvania legal document: "Before me the Honorable Thomas Mc:Kean Doctor of Laws Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania personally came & appeared Joseph Hancock in the within written Instrument of Substitution named & did acknowledge the same to be his Act & deed & desired the same might be recorded as such." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Thomas McKean. White paper seal remains affixed to lower right corner. In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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