Revolutionary War-Era Arrest Warrant Signed by William H. Drayton, 1776

Drayton, William Henry (1742-1779). Chief Justice of South Carolina, Continental Congressman, and signer of the Articles of Confederation. Partially printed DS as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, "Wm. Hy. Drayton," 1 p, 11.75 x 7.75 in., "Charles Town." October 8, 1776.

Document authorizes the sheriffs of South Carolina to apprehend Jeremiah Brower so that he may appear in court to answer to charges of trespassing brought by Benjamin Taller. Originally printed prior to South Carolina's statehood, with "Colony" crossed out and "State" written above in brown ink. Drayton's signature appears in left margin, with additional period notations on verso concerning bail.


Toning and creasing as expected, with brittleness and wear to edges.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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