Samuel Holton reproduction autograph on this document dated 1788, Danvers, Massachusetts, where Samuel Holten has signed a witness to Anne Buxton receiving payment from her brother Amos Buxton, left by her late father Amos Buxton ,Sr. Document is 3x5, overall very fine shape.
Samuel Holten (June 9, 1738 – January 2, 1816) was an American physician and statesman from Danvers, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a Congressman in the U.S. House.
HOLTEN, Samuel, a Delegate and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Danvers, Mass., June 9, 1738; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine and practiced in Gloucester, Mass., for a short time; returned to Danvers and continued the practice of medicine; member of the State house of representatives in 1787; served in the State senate 1780-1782, 1784, 1786, 1789, and 1790; member of the Governor’s council 1780-1782, 1784, 1786, 1789-1792, 1795, and 1796; Member of the Provincial Congress 1774-1775; member of the committee of safety in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780, 1783-1785 and 1787; elected president pro tempore August 17, 1785; member of the State constitutional convention in 1779; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed judge of the probate court for Essex County in 1796 and served until his resignation in 1815.