South Carolina: 1785. Item #07931
Partly printed document signed "Thos. Hayward Junr." One page, 13" x 8" dated July 5, 1785, being a summons for Thomas Serven and James Fogartie, executors of the last will and testament of John Garden.....to be and appear before the Justices.......Docketed on verso by the Sheriff that the order had been carried out. Very good, small hole in one letter of the signature. Thomas Hayward (1746-1809) was planter, jurist, revolutionary soldier and Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. An officer in the Revolutionary War, he was captured by the British in 1780. His slaves were then sold to sugar planters in Jamaica.