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1793 Order of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Incl. Directive to Burn "Certificates for Scalps," Signed by Jacob Read

Read, Jacob (1752-1816) lawyer and politician from South Carolina. 1p, House of Representatives [Columbia]. December 19, 1793. Addressed to the State Senate: "This House have appointed Mr. Hunt, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Lance, Mr. Kershaw & Mr. Wigfall, a Committee for the purpose of burning the Special Indents, the certificates of the Members of the late State Convention, the Certificates of the Members of the Legislature and the Certificates for Scalps, now in the Treasury of Columbia. This House therefore request that your House will appoint a Committee to join our Committee for the said purpose." Signed Jacob Read, Speaker.

Read served in the South Carolina lower house for a dozen years (1782-1794, as Speaker for the last 5 of those years). He represented the state in the Continental Congress (1783-1785). He also served as US Senator from South Carolina for one term (1795-1801), serving as President pro tempore for about a month at the end of 1797.

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Minor handling wear with some slight scuffing on left margin.

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