Lot 192: Pennsylvania: Robert Morris

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2015-12-18 16:59:12

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Lot 192: Important financier who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734–1806). Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed "Robt. Morris," one page, 7.75 x 9.5, September 23, 1779. Letter to Mr. Stacey Hepburn. In part: "I have already wrote you fully by this conveyance the present only serves to cover Capt. Stephen Hopkins's draft on Jos. Dorsius for Two hundred Dollars which I supplied to relieve him from distress on finding that he was taken in Mr. Dorius's service & bore a good character, I doubt not it will be paid. I also supplied a Mr. Thos. Cheney another of Mr. Dorsius's people with a hundred pounds the 8 Jany last…I now desire he will either pay you or protect the draft. If he will not write me and furnish my accounts I shall think it the most ungratefull treatment I have ever met with." In fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases, and a bit of soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $200-400
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