Lot #179
Edward Rutledge Partial Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $800+


American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749-1800). Partial ALS signed “Ed: Rutledge,” one page, 8 x 8.5, November 23, 1798. Partial handwritten letter to Phineas Miller, in part: "I have been very ill since the departure of one young friend—I am now better, tho' weak, very weak. I sent you by Mr. Goodrich, a particular statement of the debt to the Estateā€¦He put it into his pocket book, where I suppose, it has slept in peace, ever since. Pray make my best respects to him, & request him to dive into Pocket Book for the statement." Addressed on the integral leaf in Rutledge's hand. In very good condition, with old repairs to areas of paper loss (affecting some words in the text) and professionally silked on the reverse.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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