Button Gwinnett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Biography

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BUTTON GWINNETT (1735-1777), a native of England and a planter and local public official in the colony of Georgia. He was elected by the Georgia Council of Safety to the 1776 Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett was killed in a duel over political matters by Gen. Lachlan McIntosh. Original green cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine label, dust jacket rubbed and soiled with printed spine.

Hardcopy. Doubleday, Page & Co, Garden City, NY, 1926. First edition, 644/1001 copies. 291 pp. Illustrated from photographs, old paintings, line drawings, etc., plates, portraits.

Binding is loose. Toning. Some light wear to the boards.

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