Important American inventor (1765-1825) remembered for developing the cotton gin. Scarce ALS signed “E. Whitney,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, March 15, 1804. Letter to attorney Samuel M. Hopkins in New York, concerning a lawsuit against Georgia statesman William Few, a signer of the US Constitution. In part: "Herewith you will find inclosed a copy of the process which has heretofore been instituted against William Few (formerly of Georgia & now of N. York). I wish you to pay such attention to the subject as your leisure will permit. I will thank you to drop me a line informing me of the time within you deem it will be most proper to commence that suit which I proposed when I saw you last." In fine condition, with some stains to the top of the first page, and an edge tear and minor seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf.
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