Lot 22: Rare partly-printed DS, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, July 17, 1793. Legal document, in part: "Know all men by these presents that we John Montgomery & Hugh McCollam held and firmly bound unto Martin Armstrong in the just and full sum of one hundred pounds." Crisply signed in the lower left by the 26-year-old Jackson as a witness, and in the lower right by Montgomery and McCollam. In fine condition. At this time Jackson held the position as solicitor in the government of the Southwest Territory, one of the first public positions of his political career. This is the earliest Jackson autograph we have ever encountered, and dates to ten years before the earliest example illustrated in Hamilton's American Autographs.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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