Lot 7: ADS, signed "Ja's Monroe," one page, 7 x 3.25, May 10, 1790. Interesting autograph legal document submitted to Mr. Campbell, in part: "Mr. Lovell has settled my acc't agnst Johnson & therin fix'd the price of tob'o & in pt a judgm't be enter'd up for the amount, & whatever discounts can be establish'd within 20 days with Mr. Lovell, or indeed if he can satisfy me of any for wh. he has no vouchers." In fine condition, with trimmed edges and slight show-through from docketing to reverse. This is a particularly interesting document as it relates to tobacco, a staple of Virginian agriculture and key business venture for many of the Founding Fathers-George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were all sons of Virginian tobacco planters. Monroe would be elected to the Senate just six months after writing this document, beginning his influential national political career in the newly formed federal government.
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