Lachlan McIntosh, (1725-1806). General during the Revolutionary War, famous for his campaigns against the Indians and the British in the West and South, infamous for killing Declaration of Independence signer BUTTON GWINNETT (1732-1777) in a duel motivated by political rivalry. Manuscript, signed at the bottom "Lachn McIntosh." Also signed on the reverse by McIntosh, making two signatures on the one document. Dated August 20, 1791. A rare item from one of the most colorful, infamous and controversial Revolutionary War generals. $ 3,500.00
This copy is a close imitation of the John Binns copy which, according to Binns, was stolen by Woodruff while he was employed in the shop of George Murray the man hired by Binns to carry out the ornamental part of the engraving. Binns sued Woodruff in a federal court however the court decided that the case was outside its jurisdiction. Woodruff then went ahead and published his print before Binns.
This copy is printed from the original plate with signatures engraved in facsimile and includes Woodruff's imprint as well as the printer's credit "Phila. Published by O. Rogers, No 67 South 2nd St. Philad." At the bottom of the document it reads "To the People of the United States this engraving of the Declaration of Independence is most respectfully inscribed by their fellow citizen Wm. Woodruff" Price upon request