Lot 218: American merchant and statesman (1741–1811) who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress at, the Constitutional Convention, and in the US Congress. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed "Thos. FitzSimons," one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, September 9, 1778. Letter concerning a business deal. In part: "I have tho't it best to repeal here the offer I then made, that I may recover your answer by return of the post. My proposal was to allow five pounds Va. Curc'y…I have stated matters fully in my former." Attached to a slightly larger sheet with thread to two corners. In fine condition, with show-through from writing to opposing sides. Originally purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop and accompanied by the original catalog page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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