Lot 237: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x 7.5, January 6, 1823. Letter concerning several grain transactions, in part: "I received early this morning by Mr. Dean y'r letter of yesterday & I have credited…the 50 bushels of wheat he has delivered and credited his account with 33 bushels overcharged last year. Inclosed you have a copy of my agreement with Edw. Duval the former tenant on that lot dated 4th Sept. 1817. I have credited David Clark on the 5th instant with the 76 bushels of wheat delivered at my mill the 15th of last August. He owes a cash rent of $23.34 besides." Reverse of second integral page bears docketing in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (vertical folds passing through portions of the signature), an area of dampstaining to first page, a tear and paper loss from removed wax seal, and some scattered foxing.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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