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Henry Laurens Autograph Letter Signed

Rare letter from Laurens as the president of the Continental Congress

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Rare letter from Laurens as the president of the Continental Congress

Important South Carolina statesman (1724-1792) who served in the Continental Congress. ALS signed “Henry Laurens, President of Congress,” one page, 8 x 13, March 19, 1778. Addressed from "York Town," a handwritten letter to Richard Caswell, the governor of North Carolina, in full: “I beg to refer Your Excellency to my last Letter under the 14th Inst., which I sent under the protection of General Scott. The present cover will convey to Your Excellency an Act of Congress of the 16th for obtaining from each State in the Union proper information of the determination in each, respecting the Acts & Recommendations of Congress transmitted & to be transmitted from & after the 1st November 1777.” Laurens has addressed the reverse in his own hand and has added his franking signature to the upper right of the central panel. Letter has been professionally inlaid to a slightly larger sheet and has also been professionally cleaned to fine condition. Laurens was president of the Continental Congress at the time he penned this letter, a capacity in which he served from November 1, 1777, to December 9, 1788.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022