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Manuscript Signed by British Tory Joseph Galloway,

single folded legal sheet on laid paper, dated Philada. April 6, 1768, 13" x 16.5" legal document in ink and signed at bottom and above date Jos. Galloway.

Joseph Galloway (1729-1803) was an intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin, a lawyer and member of PA assembly from 1757-75, and a member of 1st Continental Congress where he attempted to avert the imminent break with Great Britain. He proposed a scheme for self-government to the colonies while maintaining allegiance to the mother country, suggesting that all legislation affecting the colonies be approved both by parliament and by a council representing the American states. The plan was rejected and when war came Galloway sided with the British. He went to England in 1778. (http://www.virtualology.com/hallofusa/stanklos/rebelswithavision.com/josephgalloway.com)

Condition:Partial separation at folds and slight even toning, else VG.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

 

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