Sale 22BP02 | Lot 39

ROGERS, JOHN, Continental Congress Delegate from Maryland Document signed.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
ROGERS, JOHN, Continental Congress Delegate from Maryland  Document signed.

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Lot 39
ROGERS, JOHN, Continental Congress Delegate from Maryland Document signed.
Maryland: 2 December 1779. A single-page manuscript document on a rectangular sheet of laid paper, prepared in a secretarial hand and signed in the margin "JRogers" as Chancellor, countersigned by Thomas Sim Lee as Governor. 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (19 x 29 cm). Folds with a few punctures and repairs, foxing, the text and signatures dark.

Provenance: Dr. Herbert Ernest Klingelhofer (1915-2015), collector and former President of the Manuscript Society

A true patriot who became ill before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Rogers was a member of the Committee of Safety in 1774-1775, a member of the Maryland Provincial Conventions from 1774-1776, and a delegate to the Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Rogers was one of three Maryland delegates who voted for Independence that July but fell ill shortly thereafter becoming the only delegate who voted for the Declaration but did not sign the Declaration.


C Dr. Herbert E. Klingelhofer, former President of the Manuscript Society

Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $535 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $535 (includes buyer's premium)

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