1674 Colonial Legal Document | History of SC Slide Collection

1674 Colonial Legal Document
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To become binding, colonial legal documents had to be signed and sealed. This partially ratified indenture between the Lords Proprietors never took effect because only six of the Proprietors agreed to it. The space for Sir Peter Colleton's signature and seal is blank. The eighth Proprietor, Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, was in that colony. If ratified, this 1674 agreement would have required each proprietor to supply 100 pounds sterling per year for supplies for their Carolina colony.

Courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.