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
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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