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Arthur Middleton


Registration number 20070204B


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Arthur Middleton are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent fretty Sable a canton of the second.
Crest: A sheaf of wheat Proper between two wings conjoined in lure Argent.
Motto: Regardes Mon Droit


Sources

Tomb of Arthur Middleton in the Gardens at Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina.
America Heraldica, 1886.

Biographical information

Arthur Middleton (26 June 17421 January 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina. Son of Henry Middleton, of Middleton Place, near Charleston, South Carolina. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and studied law at the Middle Temple, London. He was elected (1776) to succeed his father as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence. He fought at Charleston (1780), where he was captured by the British. After being exchanged, he again served (178183) in the Congress. He served on the Committee (1782) that presented to Congress a final design for the Great Seal of the United States.

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Justin Swanstrom

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Personal, Original, US, M

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