English political reformer; expelled from the House of Commons three times; become idol of the mob rioting for “Wilkes and liberty”; championed colonial rights during the American Revolution.
Document Signed, “John Wilkes/Mayor”, one page, legal folio, Guildhall, London, July 18, 1775.
With two embossed English revenue stamps in the top margin, and integral blank leaf attached. John Wilkes has witnessed a document signed by Nicholas William Lewis stating the provisions set forth in a power of attorney: “Nicholas William Lewis of Lombard Street, London…maketh oath that he…and John Paul Berthon…this Deponent’s Clerk were present and as as witnesses did see John Willett…and Charles Turner…the partys named in the Deed pole or power of Attorney hereto annexed bearing Date the Thirtieth Day of June…(1775)…sign seal and…deliver the said Deed Poll…the Words ‘Or his Absence from the said Island of Tobago as aforsaid’, being first interlined between the Words ‘Mason’ and ‘And’ in the third Line from the Bottom of the said Deed poll….”
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