Signer of the US Constitution from North Carolina (1749-1800) who was later appointed the first governor of Tennessee by George Washington. He was the first US senator to be expelled from the Senate for treason, becoming the only senator expelled outside of the Civil War. Hand-addressed and free-franked cover, 6.75 x 3, addressed by Blount to "Mr. Samuel Purviance, Merchant, Baltimore," and prominently franked in the lower left, "Free, Wm. Blount." In very good condition, with complete (repairable) separation along the central vertical fold. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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