11-12-2017 11-12-2017
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3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Baldwin, Abraham (1754-1807) Autograph Letter Signed, 8 January 1804.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Baldwin, Abraham (1754-1807) Autograph Letter Signed, 8 January 1804. Single folio format laid paper leaf, inscribed on one side. To Baldwin's half-brother Henry (1780-1844), thanking him for the recent letter, sending a newspaper (not present), mentioning an upcoming "trial of the impeachments" on the fourth of February, and making a brotherly dig, "It gives me great pleasure that your heir apparent grows and prospers, I hope he will be a better man than his father." Some old folds, marginal tear affecting a few letters above the signature, 13 x 7 3/4 in.
Abraham Baldwin was the delegate from Georgia to the Congress of the Confederation, founding President of the University of Georgia, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's second district, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, United States Senator from Georgia, and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. He signed the U.S. Constitution.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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