Signature of Button Gwinnett

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Signature of Button Gwinnett

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Clipped signature of Button Gwinnett. The signature may be from a record of accounts and appears immediately above that of Richard Morgan.

Button Gwinnett was one of three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia. Originally from England, Gwinnett came to America as a young merchant and was sent to Congress in 1776. He voted for independence and helped write Georgia's new state constitution. He fought a duel with a political rival and died as a result of his wound in May, 1777.

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Gwinnett, Button, approximately 1735-1777, “Signature of Button Gwinnett,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 4, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/337.

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