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ALEXANDER HAMILTON — HIS BOLD FREE-FRANKING SIGNATURE ON A TREASURY LETTER ADDRESSED TO CHARLES LEE

HAMILTON, ALEXANDER (1755-1804)  U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Founding Father, political philosopher and economist.  His Free-Franking Signature, “A. Hamilton,” on an integral address leaf addressed to “Charles Lee Esquire, Collector at Alexandria.” With straight line “New York Sept 25,” and “Free” cancellations.  The integral letter is signed “Joseph Howell jun,” by JOSEPH HOWELL Paymaster  General of the United States.  One page, folio. Pay Office, New York. September 23, 1790. Howell writes to “Charles Lee Esq., Collector at Alexandria”.   “Sir I have the Honor of your letter of the 15th Inst cover a draft of the Treasury of the United States in my favor transmitted you by the 7th June last for seven hundred and eighty nine dollars & 16 cents. I am with respect Sir, Your obdt serv. Joseph Howell Jun.”  Minor paper loss affects Howell’s signature and portions of the address leaf, but Hamilton’s bold signature remains bright and clear.   An excellent piece of early financial Americana interest.

$5500.00

 

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