Lot 266: Signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the namesake of Fort McHenry (1753–1816) who also served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland, and the third United States Secretary of War. LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, November 26, 1798. From the War Department, a letter to Captain Callender Irvine, in full: "Agreeably to the request contained in your letter of the 12th instant, I have written to Major William Alexander and desired him to muster your recruits. The Accountant of this department will transmit you muster and pay Tolls and instructions for making onto the same in a proper manner." Annotated on the reverse of the second integral page in the hand of Irvine. In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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