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**Edward Rutledge and Henry Pendleton Partially Printed Document Signed dated: 12 December 1786, [Charleston, South Carolina]
Pendleton as justice of the Court of Common Pleas on 12 December 1786 and by Rutledge as the attorney for the defendants on 20 March 1787. The sheriffs of South Carolina were directed to "Summon," rather than "to attach the Bod[y]" of Robert Smith, otherwise called the Revd. Robert Smith, Executor of the last will & testament of Thomas Lynch the Younger, who was Executor of the last will & testament of Thomas Lynch the elder, late of the state of South Carolina to answer the lawsuit of Francis Kinlock. Thomas Lynch, Jr. was, like Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence but, he along with his wife, had died at sea in 1779.
One page, on laid paper with watermark with embossed paper seal over wax, W8 1/2" L12 3/4"

Provenance: Joseph Rubinfine, 10 Apr 1972
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), Charleston-born, American Founding Father and politician, was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Association. Rutledge later became Governor of South Carolina from 1798-1800, as well as associate justice of the Court of Common Pleas from 1776 until his death in 1800.

Henry Pendleton (1750-1789), Virginia-born, served as a judge in South Carolina from 1783-1789.

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