RR Autograph Auctions Patrick Henry
American patriot (1736–1799) best remembered for his stirring, historic declaration, ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ Partly-printed DS, signed “P. Henry,” one page, 14.25 x 11.75, February 20, 1786. Henry, as governor of Virginia grants Robert Smith a 5200 acre tract of land in Jefferson County, Virginia. Signed at the conclusion by Henry. Matted and framed so both sides may be viewed, to an overall size of 23 x 21. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold passing through signature, scattered soiling and creasing, some light toning, slight surface rubbing to a couple of spots, and a few tiny holes of paper loss. The white seal is toned and slightly worn, but intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.