John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ

John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ

John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ
He achieved the rank of colonel while serving with the Continental Army. John Bubenheim Bayard was born at Bohemia Manor on the Maryland eastern shore. After settling in Philadelphia as a young man in 1756, he became a prominent merchant and politician. Although Bayard opposed extreme measures and a premature break with Britain, he was actively involved in the Revolution from the beginning. A member of the Sons of Liberty in 1766 and the Provincial Convention in 1774, Bayard presided over many meetings considering the new Pennsylvania constitution. A major of the second battalion of Philadelphia gentlemen “Associators, ” Bayard’s military involvement included service at the Battle of Princeton. Later in the war, he and other members of the Council of Safety visited Washington at Valley Forge; he also served for a year on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council. After the Revolutionary War, Bayard became influential as a Federalist, living in Philadelphia and then New Brunswick. In 1788, he was elected to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. Bayard held civil and political positions in New Jersey as well, and also worked for Princeton College and as Whitefield’s friend in the Presbyterian church. As speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1779 to 1780, Bayard became an ex officio trustee of the University of the State of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pennsylvania). In 1785 he resumed service as a trustee, this time elected by the Board of Trustees. One of his grandsons, John Bayard, graduated from Penn in 1815. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
John Bayard Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed Page 18th C Politician PA NJ