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Lot #334
Henry Laurens

Superb free-franked autograph letter to the president of Pennsylvania

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Superb free-franked autograph letter to the president of Pennsylvania

Important South Carolina statesman (1724-1792) who served as president of the Continental Congress. Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “Henry Laurens, President of Congress,” one page, 8 x 12.5, April 28, 1778. Letter to Thomas Wharton, Jr., the president of Pennsylvania, in full: "The 24th Inst. I had the honour of conveying a packet to Your Excellency containing two Acts of Congress. 1 of the 22d & 1 of the 24th Inst. to which I beg leave to refer. Within the present Cover I transmit an Act of the 23d for granting Pardons & Recommending to the several States to enact Laws or Issue Proclamations adapted to the good purposes which Congress have in view." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page, "His Excellency Thomas Wharton, esquire, President of Pennsylvania, at Lancaster," and franked, "On public service, Henry Laurens." In fine condition, with repaired seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. An exemplary war-dated autograph letter from the Revolutionary leader.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #529 - Ended June 13, 2018

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