Roger Sherman (1721-1793), early American statesman, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Founding Father of the United States, land document signed twice as Justice of the Peace, granting Jonah Todd five acres of land in New Milford, County of Litchford, Connecticut. Dated May 14, 1757. Typed transcription and handwritten notations en verso. Housed with a reproduction fragment of the Declaration of Independence under glass with "Sherman" stamped lower center, in a decorative carved wooden frame. Sight – 11 3/8" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed – 20 3/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Note: Roger Sherman is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. CONDITION: Sherman signatures in overall good, legible condition (second signature is obscured by mat). Document with toning, foxing spots, 6" repair to fold line (very slightly affecting signature). Areas of loss, largest 3/4", to frame.
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