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#9 - James Monroe

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The architect of the Capitol building sends a letter franked by Monroe

Full free frank, measuring 12.75 x 8 unfolded, with panel measuring 5.5 x 3, addressed in another hand to “Mr. Jno W. Godfrey, near Callaghan’s Post Office, Bath County, Va,” and franked in the upper right of the panel, “Jas Monroe.” The letter written by William Thornton to John Godfrey is included and reads, in part: “I received your two letters, one some months ago, when confined by sickness to my bed, from which I was not recovered for several months; the last some weeks ago, which I should have notices before now, but for a similar cause. Immediately on receiving it, I went to the Treasury for information there-in requested, found on record the certificate which you described, and made at the time the following minute for your further satisfaction.—‘This embraced amongst the claims submitted to Congress of the 12th Febr. 1793’—I am in hopes from what I have heard of the present disposition of Congress, that this claim will be paid; and would advise you not to make any sacrifice of it. I made no calculation for I could obtain no data on which to proceed.” Partial separations along folds, several tape repairs to folds, some edge tears, and toning to left half of panel, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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