Douglass, Stephen A. Manuscript Document, Signed
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Douglass, Stephen A. (U.S. Sen. from Ill.; engaged in famous debates w/Lincoln for that seat, 1858; Lincoln’s Democratic Pres. opponent, 1860) Manuscript Document, signed “Stephen A. Douglass” (signed when he still used two “s’s” at the end of his name). Morgan County [Ill.] / 2 June 1835. Oblong 8vo.; 1p. + clerk endorsement on the verso.
Douglass attests to the signatures of Thomas, Luther, and John Whitlock, Thomas being the Executor “of the last will and testament of William Whitlock deceased.”
A bold, large signature! Usual overall toning and folds; small edge tear.