Heyward Jr., Thomas

1788 DS of the South Carolina Signer as jurist, signed also by plaintiff Jacob Read, notable "Low Country" patriot and politcian

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(1746-1809) South Carolina lawyer, Member of the Continental Congress 1775-78, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1778 he returned to South Carolina to serve as a Judge. He was captured by the British while in command of a militia force during the siege of Charleston. He resumed his Judgeship following the war, & retired in 1798. Partly-printed 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 DS as South Carolina Associate Justice, Charleston, January 30 1788, summons Francis Goodwynn to appear at the Court of Common Please in Charleston to answer Jacob Read's plea of trespass and for several promises and assumptions with damages of 54 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence. Signed by Heyward at top and by Jacob Read acting as his own counsel. Partial red wax seal remnant at top over affixed stained paper seal, docketing on verso. JACOB READ (1752-1816) Charleston, So. Carolina lawyer and politician, represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress 1783-85 and in the US Senate 1795-1801. Born at “Hobcaw” plantation in Christ Church Parish, near Charleston, studied law and admitted to the bar. He also studied in England 1773-76 and joined other Americans in London in 1774 in a petition against the Boston port bill. Upon his return home, he served South Carolina in various capacities during the Revolutionary War. He was a prisoner of the British held in St. Augustine 1780-81. He served in the State assembly in 1782, and of the privy council in 1783. He was a Member of the Continental Congress and the state House of Representatives from St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parish 1782-94, served as Speaker for the last 5 years in that house. Federalist U. S. Senator 1795-1801, President pro tempore of the Senate during the 5th Congress for about a month, unsuccessful candidate for reelection.

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