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Item 2021 - Robert Fulton Autograph Letter Signed Catalog 588 (Jul 2020)

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ALS signed “Rob't Fulton,” one page, 7.5 x 9, January 23, 1815. Letter to Baltimore merchant and politician Solomon Etting, in full: "I have been informed that treasury notes are above par in Baltimore and Pittsburgh notes, bank note from 8 to 10 percent below par, if so could you dispose of 10,000 dollars for me in treasury notes and procure the amount or any part of it in Pittsburgh notes to be remitted from Baltimore to Pittsburgh? No money has yet arrived for the machinery of Fulton & consequently I have not yet commenced the work. You will please to note that this is 23'd January, please to present my respects to Mrs. Etting and the young ladies." In fine condition, with two old tape stains to the lower blank area, and overall silking.

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