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**John Rutledge Manuscript Receipt Signed dated: 17 August 1785 [Charlestown, South Carolina], The receipt was for supplies furnished for public use during the war. He provided 50 bushels of corn in May 1779 and seven head of cattle one year later. On 16 June 1785 he attested to the fact that "no part thereof" had been paid, and on 17 August 1785 he acknowledged the receipt of thirty-three pounds in payment. The document was signed twice by Rutledge and once by William Hasell Gibbes (1754-1834) who had served during the Revolutionary War as an officer in the Charleston Artillery and was later taken prisoner by the British.

Provenance: Joseph Rubinfine, 9 Dec 1975
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: John Rutledge (1739-1800), Charleston-born, an American Founding Father, and politician, was one of the original associate justices of the Supreme Court and the second chief justice of the United States, and also served in the First and Second Continental Congress until 1776. Rutledge was the first president of South Carolina and later the first governor after Independence.

William Hasell Gibbes (1754-1834) Charleston-born, lawyer who became a merchant and a planter and was an American Revolutionary War patriot. He served as Captian in the Charles Town District Regiment until 1780; he fought in the Battles of Charleston Neck, Sieges of Savannah, and Charleston.

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February 10, 2023 11:00 AM EST
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