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#265 - John Jacob Astor

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Businessman who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multimillionaire in the United States (1763–1848). LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 23, 1827. Letter to William Matthews in Montreal. In part: “In a letter just received from Mr. Rolette he desires you to procure for his outfit a Canadian Carpenter for three years whose wages should not exceed Two Hundred Dollars p. ann., and that he be subject to the ordinary duties of a voyageur. Among the men to be taken to Mackina we want a Baker also for Mr. Rolette.” Astor adds a postscript in his own hand at the conclusion. Intersecting folds passing through the signature and some light scattered staining, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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