Lot 428: Continental Army officer during the Revolutionary War who later served as a congressman and senator from Maryland (1752-1839). ALS signed "S. Smith," one page, 8 x 10, November 18, 1820. Letter concerning legislation. In part: "In perfect compliance I submit the following proposition...On the 16 April 1816 an Act passed appropriating for the gradual increase of the Navy one million p. annum for 8 years-there will be three years remaining on the 16 April 1821. It appears to me that it is not necessary at this time of extreme difficulty to progress so fast as we have done, and that it would be wise for Congress to divide the remaining three million into six years." A few tears to the left edge and show-through from docketing to reverse, otherwise fine condition.
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