1 p., folio, slight foxing, closed tears along fold, chipped at edge, catching a few letters text. Wythe holds multiple distinctions: the first professor of law in an American college, teacher (and life-long friend) of Thomas Jefferson. His students also included John Marshall, Henry Clay and James Monroe. -- RUTLEDGE, Edward (1749-1800), South Carolina. Manuscript document signed ("Edward Rutledge"), Rutledge District, South Carolina, n.d. 1 page, folio. A legal stipulation. The youngest of the Signers (aged 26), Rutledge initially opposed Independence (thinking it premature). But when a 9-colony majority insured passage, he moved to delay a final vote until 2 July, allowing time to convince his fellow delegates to join the majority and create a unanimous decision. Rutledge also participated with Franklin and John Adams at the fruitless peace parley on Staten Island with Adm. Richard Howe in September 1776. -- HEYWARD, Thomas, Jr. (1746-1809), South Carolina. Autograph endorsement signed ("Heyward"), on verso of a subpoena, 27 January 1773. 1 page, folio. Closed tear, inlaid. Heyward was one of the few Signers to end up in British shackles. Captured at the fall of Charleston, he was imprisoned at St. Augustine, Florida, where he composed subversive counter-lyrics to "God Save the King" ("God Save the Thirteen States"). -- WALTON, George, (1741-1804), Georgia . Partially printed document signed ("Geo. Walton"), Chatham, Ga., n.d. Judicial order granting the petition of John Martin to prosecute an action. 1 page, folio, stains, chipped along edge. One of several Signers who took up arms to make the Declaration a reality, Walton was wounded and captured during the siege of Savannah in December 1778. He was exchanged for a British officer nine months later, and went on to a long career as a legislator and jurist in Georgia. (4) " /> [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SIGNERS]. A GROUP OF SOUTHERN SIGNERS. WYTHE, George (1726-1806), <I>Virginia</I>. Autograph endorsement signed ("G. Wythe"), 25 November 1797. A judicial order granting an injunction. <I>1 p., folio, slight foxing, closed tears along fold, chipped at edge, catching a few letters text</I>. Wythe holds multiple distinctions: the first professor of law in an American college, teacher (and life-long friend) of Thomas Jefferson. His students also included John Marshall, Henry Clay and James Monroe. -- RUTLEDGE, Edward (1749-1800), <I>South Carolina</I>. Manuscript document signed ("Edward Rutledge"), Rutledge District, South Carolina, n.d. <I>1 page, folio</I>. A legal stipulation. The youngest of the Signers (aged 26), Rutledge initially opposed Independence (thinking it premature). But when a 9-colony majority insured passage, he moved to delay a final vote until 2 July, allowing time to convince his fellow delegates to join the majority and create a unanimous decision. Rutledge also participated with Franklin and John Adams at the fruitless peace parley on Staten Island with Adm. Richard Howe in September 1776. -- HEYWARD, Thomas, Jr. (1746-1809), <I>South Carolina</I>. Autograph endorsement signed ("Heyward"), on verso of a subpoena, 27 January 1773. <I>1 page, folio. Closed tear, inlaid</I>. Heyward was one of the few Signers to end up in British shackles. Captured at the fall of Charleston, he was imprisoned at St. Augustine, Florida, where he composed subversive counter-lyrics to "God Save the King" ("God Save the Thirteen States"). -- WALTON, George, (1741-1804), <I>Georgia</I> . Partially printed document signed ("Geo. Walton"), Chatham, Ga., n.d. Judicial order granting the petition of John Martin to prosecute an action. <I>1 page, folio, stains, chipped along edge</I>. One of several Signers who took up arms to make the Declaration a reality, Walton was wounded and captured during the siege of Savannah in December 1778. He was exchanged for a British officer nine months later, and went on to a long career as a legislator and jurist in Georgia. (4) | Christie's