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Auction 175, Lot 661

Document Signed by Thomas McKean, Signer of Declaration of Independence

"[Governor Thomas McKean Document]",

Subject: Document - Thomas McKean

Period: 1803 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10 x 15.5 inches
25.4 x 39.4 cm
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This document was signed by Thomas McKean, a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean signed this document as Governor of Pennsylvania, for which he served between December 17, 1799 – December 20, 1808. This document certifies the remittance of a $10 fine by Pero Connor as the result of his conviction for assault and battery. The document is dated August 2, 1803 and is countersigned by T.M. Thompson, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Includes embossed "Lesser Seal of the State of Pennsylvania." The document is accompanied by McKean's portrait and an engraved plaque with a brief biography, all handsomely displayed and framed. The frame measures 23.5 x 24.75".


Condition: B+

The document is lightly toned with minor soiling, expected folds, and a few small areas of loss at fold intersections. The embossed seal is offset at bottom. Not examined outside of frame - sold as is and not subject to return.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/13/2019