Two leaves from Exodus and two leaves from Genesis, each from different printings of the Bible, printed by Robert Barker at London, England in 1614 and 1615. Leaves reveal differences between "black letter" type and roman type printings.
George Monck Duke of Albemarle
Royal order to pay a tax or fee, £2,000
George William Frederick and Charles Hill
This writ or warrant deals with a case of trespass with damages of 50 pounds sterling.
Letter from Robert Livingston to Messieurs Storke and Gainsborough of London, written March 19, 1734 from South Carolina.
Livingston requests that cargo of a sloop sailing from South Carolina to New York be insured.
(Deducing by the date of this item, the author/creator is neither of the father and son Robert Livingstons, the latter known as a founding father of the U.S.)
Numerous citizens of Worcestor petition for a public works project.
John Lining signs two South Carolina colonial documents, an order to pay damages and a warrant, in 1748.
George William Frederick and George Someby
Receipt for quit-rent of 16 shillings paid by Thomas Lamboll for 401.5 acres in Berkeley and (historical) Craven County, South Carolina, 1750.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Francis Lightfoot Lee writes to W. Stuart requesting the services of his carpenter.
Silas Deane was a member of the Continental Congress. The document is a lengthy description of a lease entered by Deane, Administrator of the estate of Deacon Silas Deane of Groton to Humphrey and Solomon Avery. The lease included 200 acres of land, part of which was then in dispute.
Richard Henry Lee
Letter to unnamed colonel concerning a cotract with Mr. Frazier for a /12 a ration, signed Richard Henry Lee, 12-15-1762.
George William Frederick
This record orders the selection of jurors from the "good and lawful men" of Worcester to serve on the Grand Jury and Petit Jury at the Court of General Sessions of the Peace. February 15, 1765. On the verso a handwritten notice enumerates the men chosen for each jury.
John Hart and David Stout
Inventory of all the things that belonged to John McCery, which were appraised by John Hart and David Stout, 1767.
Joseph Hewes of North Carolina signed the Declaration of Independence. This is a bill for 9 hogsheads of tobacco made out to Samuel Johnston. Hewes was a North Carolina politician.
Benjamin Lincoln Jr.
In this letter, Lincoln offers to deliver money to Palfrey, an associate of John Hancock, from a Mr. Barter, 1768.
Thomas Gage was commander-in-chief of British Forces in America from 1763 to 1775. This is a letter to Captain Andrew Simpson, 1769.
Account for ship captain John Brown with Sam and William Vernon; October 29, 1770, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
John Brown, Sam Vernon, and William Vernon
This document records the debits and credits accounted for by John Brown in his shipping of various cargo, which includes Jamaican and New England rum, pork, rice, onions, molasses, bread, tea, chocolate, snuff, corn, coffee, flour, and leather.
Bill of exchange for £42 drawn on the "Pay Office Horse Guards" at Westminster to the order of Jonathan and John Amory, signed by Richard Gridley, February 1771.
Richard Gridley and John Hill
Affadavit of Richard Gridley making oath to not hold any other place of employment of profit, civil or military under his majesty, except as a "reduced Captain" in the "First Reduced Regiment of Foot." Signed by Richard Gridley and John Hill, the Justice of the Peace, dated June 25, 1771.
Receipt of payment by William Williams of school money belonging to Lebanon, January 1774
Provincial Congress of South Carolina, Gideon Dupont, Edward Blake, Thomas Corbett, Aaron Loocock, and William Parker
This South Carolina certificate no. 36967 "entitles the bearer to Ten Pounds Current Money." Signed by Gideon Dupont, Aaron Loocock, Thomas Corbett, William Parker, and Edward Blake.
Oliver Ellsworth instructs addressee to pay soldiers returning to camp, January 1776.
Ezra Houghton and Josiah Wilder
Recognizance signed by Ezra Houghton saying that he will appear in court on a certain day, and until the court date, he is only allowed off his farm to go to church, 1776.
Note granting Lieut. Samuel Dogget leave for a month. Signed by Horatio Gates, Ticonderoga, New York, 1776.
Horatio Gates and Continental Army
Lieutenant Doggett is granted one month's leave in September of 1776. At the time this note was written Gates was headquartered at Ticonderoga, New York.
Blank appointment form, signed Henry Laurens, President of Congress with attestation by Charles Thomson, includes engraved portrait of Laurens
Record from the Second Continental Congress ordering that the secret committee produce a list of articles ordered, signed by Charles Thomson, January 17, 1777.
United States. Continental Congress and Charles Thomson
Order that “the secret committee” produce a “list of the articles [....] which they have ordered in consequences of the directions of Congress distinguishing how much is arrived + what is expected.”
Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. (1925 - 2010), Spartanburg native, businessman, and philanthropist, collected the manuscripts shown here. These manuscripts are a portion of Mr. Littlejohn's personal collection, which also includes archival collections, ephemera, textiles, and objects. The collection has been housed in the Wofford College library since 2007, and and in 2011 the library accepted the generous donation of the whole of Mr. Littlejohn's collection.
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