Lot 138: Partial ALS signed "A. Hamilton," one page, 7.25 x 2.25, July 31, 1787. In full: "Heaven continue to you every blessings you enjoy and add every one you [are] with. Betsy joins me in this and in every sentiment of affection to you and to your other self." Nicely double-matted and framed with engraved portraits of Hamilton and his wife Betsy to an overall size of 17.75 x 16.25. In fine condition, with toning to edges and a small stain to the center. From the collection of Virginia Heffernan and given to John L. Bolane. In 1787, Hamilton was serving in the New York State Legislature and was chosen as a delegate for the Constitutional Convention by his father-in-law Philip Schuyler. Rather than revising the existing Articles of Confederation, Hamilton advocated for the creation of a new government with a fresh start. This letter dates to the period of the convention, which was held in Philadelphia from May 25 to September 17, 1787, and resulted in the creation of the United States Constitution—one of the most significant moments in American history.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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