Lot 38 of 218:
George Ross Signer from Pennsylvania  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Manuscript document signed by George Ross, as an attorney, being an obligatory bill summoning James Robb to appear in court and make payment of money owed to Jacob Huber
Author:
Ross, George, Signer from Pennsylvania
Place:
Cumberland Co., PA
Publisher:
Date:
1758
Description:

1½ pp., in ink, on both sides of single sheet of paper, 31.5x18.5 cm (12½x7¼"). Ornately matted with double-sided plexiglass, along with a portrait & engraved metal descriptive plaque, wooden frame. Overall 57x66 cm (22½x26").

George Ross, Jr., (1730-1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He was also the uncle of the man who married Betsy Griscom in 1773, giving her her famous married name: Betsy Ross. The document refers to an unpaid debt of £28, that has now swelled to £56, plus attorney's fees.

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Condition:
Document with old folds with browning along them, some chipping at top and bottom edges, about very good, handsomely framed.
 
Item number:
244078
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