Patrick Henry 1785 Document Signed as Governor of Virginia


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American patriot (1736–1799) best remembered for his stirring, historic declaration, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

Partly-printed document signed (DS) “P. Henry”, one page, 13.75 x 18, December 2, 1785. Henry, as governor of Virginia, grants Alexander Skinner a “certain Tract or parcel of Land, containing Two Thousand acres…being in the County of Jefferson on the Southside of Rough Creek.” The white paper seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. Neatly signed at the conclusion by Henry.

Beautifully archivally matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 31.5 x 27.5.

Intersecting folds with some repaired separations and holes at intersections, a few stray ink marks, and a bit of show-through from docketing to reverse, otherwise fine condition.

An impressive document in both size and signature quality.