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Lot #170
George Clymer Autograph Letter Signed

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1739-1813) who served as the first president of the Philadelphia Bank. ALS signed “Geo. Clymer,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 4, 1803. Letter to banker and merchant Samuel Coates, in part: "I have waited a considerable time for the inclosed opinion of M. Thomas Gibson of the value of some lands which I would offer in security for my debt of 8000 to your bank. The tracts are ten, and contiguous, being 3050 acres, taken up about thirty years ago, and purchased by me twenty six or twenty seven—They lie in the county of Indiana lately cut out of Westmoreland, and the commissioners have had thoughts of a situation on them for their county town…there I would add two tracts in Westmoreland, of which I know little more than that the warrants for them are of a very old date, which presumes them good." In very good to fine condition, with toning to the left edge, minor loss along the vertical folds, and seal-related paper loss, and a tear, to the integral address leaf. Samuel Coates was a prominent Quaker merchant (1748-1830) who was treasurer of the Library Company of Philadelphia, secretary and later president of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, a member of the Overseers of the Public Schools of Philadelphia, and a director of the original Bank of the United States (1800-1812).

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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