Lot 163: American lawyer and statesman (1740–1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative from New Jersey and director of the United States Mint. Revolutionary War–dated ADS, one page, 7.5 x 3, November 20, 1779. Financial receipt, in part: "Recd. Nov. 20 1779 of the Hon. James Searle Esq Loan Office Certificate for Seventeen hundred Dollars." In very good condition, with intersecting folds and scattered staining. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait bearing a pre-printed facsimile signature.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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