Lot 159: Charles Carroll of Carrollton

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:27

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Lot 159: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS signed "Ch. Carroll of Carrollton," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, January 19, 1779. Lengthy and detailed letter discussing business matters. In part: "I have thought for some time past that the commissions of Mr. Johnston are too great, yet as the capital circulated is small perhaps the commissions he has received…are not an adequate compensation for his services." Intersecting folds with tiny edge separations, overall toning, and show-through from writing to opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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