Lot 394: Arthur St. Clair

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RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:03:56

Lot 394: American soldier and politician (1737-1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution but lost his command after a controversial retreat from Fort Ticonderoga. ALS signed "Ar. St. Clair," one page, 6.75 x 8, May 28, 1799. Letter to a gentleman. In part: "Altho' I have no doubt that the Boay is in readiness, yet I take the liberty to inform you that on fryday [sic] next I purpose setting out from home, and I shall have too many folks with me to go to a Tavern, and would wish to go to the Boat at once, and make a home of it, for the little time I may be necessarily detained at Pittsburgh." Intersecting folds, overall toning, and some of the writing a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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