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    Jewish Signer Francis Salvador Note

    South Carolina November 15, 1775 5 Shillings Francis Salvador Signature Fr. SC-104. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    This is a typical condition note from the series, but it hosts the very historic Jewish signature of Francis Salvador, whose background and significance in South Carolina is considerable. He descended from a wealthy Portuguese family who settled in London. Financial setbacks related to the Lisbon earthquake and the failure of the Dutch East Company led him to immigrate to South Carolina in 1773. He served in the Provincial Congress, as seen by his signature on the note offered here. Salvador was the first Jew to lose his life while fighting in the American Revolution. The signature is usually light like this one, but it is placed just below the date and is easy to see. Noted with "Splits and Hinge Repairs; Piece Missing at Top Center." A rarely offered and fascinating artifact of Revolutionary War history.
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    October, 2015
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