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#140 - Aaron Burr

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Mysterious 1790 land deed letter from the NY attorney general
Description                           Estimate: $600+          

Intriguing ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10, October 24, 1790. Written from Albany, in full: “Edward handed me your letter. I shall see him in N York when I will confer fully with him on the subject of his own view. The price of the land is perfectly satisfactory as is also your further proposition on that subject. Ed’s not had the deed, so that the Conveyance could not now be executed.” Burr adds a cryptic postscript, “Pray don’t write me on half sheets of paper—it saves no postage & exposes them to the curious.” Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet, and in very good to fine condition, with moderate overall toning. With a mystery recipient and distinctly vague content related to a land deed and, quite possibly, to his friend Edward Livingston, this is a notably surreptitious letter from the then New York attorney general. A fascinating missive elevated by Burr’s seldom-seen full signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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