• [Committee Of Safety, North Carolina Constitution Committee] Clerk Benjamin McCulloch Executes Lawsuit During Reign Of George The Third

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    BENJAMIN McCULLOCH (1737-1809) was born in North Carolina. His body is recorded as lost or destroyed. McCulloch served in the North Carolina Senate from Halifax County in 1783 and 1786 and in the House of Commons in 1781, 1782 and 1784.  Halifax was known for its devotion to liberty. McCulloch was present on December 21, 1774, for a meeting of the Committee of Safety with chairman, William Jones presiding according to state records. He was sent to the Committee of Safety Convention in Newbern, NC, as a delegate in 1775.  He also served on the Constitution Committee of North Carolina when they met at Halifax on November 12th, 1776. McCulloch was grandfather to Civil War generals Benjamin and Henry Eustace McCulloch who also served as Texas Rangers and U.S. Marshalls.

    5 ¾ x 6 ¼

     

    Offering a one-page 5 ¾ x 6 ½, Autograph Document Signed by McCulloch as clerk, stating that “George, the third, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King...to the Sheriff of Bute County, greeting, we command you that of the goods & chattels William Abbott if he be found within your bailwick you cause to be made the sum of sixteen pounds, fourteen shillings & six pence with interest from the seventy first day of April 1773...” Lawyer fees listed in verso.

     

    The document is corrected throughout on the first page.

     

    Folds, light toning.  Very fine colonial document.

     

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