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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804)

Auction:
2300
Lot:
24
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$4,994$4,250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804), Autograph letter signed, Philadelphia, July 27th, 1791, one page, as Secretary of the Treasury, to Benjamin Lincoln, regarding an excursion and offering assistance, (browning along folds and minor losses).Text in full: My Dear Sir / Your private letter of the 8th instant was delayed in getting to me by reason of my absence from the Seat of Government. / It is quite agreeable to me that you make the little excursion you mention; and as it is a very temporary one I forebear to trouble the President for his permission. If you think any object of utility can be answered by making use of the Cutter ... that it will give occasion to no unpleasant criticism, the doing of it will also be perfectly agreeable to me. With the warmest affect & regard I remain your obed serv. A. Hamilton.
Estimate $5,000-6,000

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Benjamin Lincoln, Hamilton, Philadelphia, Secretary of the Treasury, President

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