WILLIAM J. MCKINLAY, (1835 – 1881) was a free-born Mulatto in Charleston, SC, well-educated and the first Registrar of Mesne Conveyance in America. He signed the 1868 South Carolina Constitution and was twice a delegate to the GOP National Convention.
Offering a DS as registrar, April 18, 1877, Charleston County, SC, certifying his examination of indices. “I find no unsatisfied mortgages...”
Very fine signature on the verso with a couple of light ink smudges. Front of the document has a couple of small light stains. Else very good.
Comes with copy of his certificate of death and other research.
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