Arthur Middleton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Clipped Signature
Middleton, Arthur (1742-1787). Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Clipped signature, 1.125 x .75 in., affixed to larger paper mount and accompanied by modern portrait of Middleton. With Certificate of Authenticity signed by George Hollingsworth.
Arthur Middleton was a representative of the Continental Congress from North Carolina, but did not attend most of the sessions. In 1780, the British detained him and two other colonist sympathizers until July 1781. After his liberation, he remained in politics and served in the Virginia state legislature and as a trustee of the College of Charleston. He died January 1787 at the age of 44.
Signature is partially trimmed and is missing the "N;" however, it is very clear.