9" x 13-1/2". Document printed by W. Riley, Charleston; completed in ink manuscript. Form name printed at top right corner, "ADMINISTRATORS OR EXECUTORS BILL OF SALE." Old folds, a few short splits at fold edges, several archival tape repairs on verso. Some spotting. Signatures of Samuel McCartney, Alex Gordon and W. Vincent, with two paper seals affixed with wax. Docketed on verso. Good+.
Thomas Leger Hutchinson [1812-1883], 35th mayor of Charleston, was born in Charleston and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1832. He decided to plant rice rather than practice law; and did so for many years along the Chehaw River and later along the Cooper River. He was Charleston's mayor from 1846-1850 and 1852-1855. He served a term in the South Carolina Legislature during the Civil War, was president of the Charleston Library Society and saved many of its valuable books during the War. A prominent family in South Carolina and Georgia, they settled the area as early as 1709. [City of Charleston: YEAR BOOK - 1883, CITY OF CHARLESTON, SO. CA., Pages 276-8.]. Item #33121