American soldier and politician (1737-1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, lost his command after a controversial retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, and was later appointed governor of the Northwest Territory. ADS signed "Ar. St. Clair," one page, 8 x 4.75, December 21, 1802. Pay order issued to G. Simpson, cashier of the Bank of the United States, in full: "On the fifth day of April next be pleased to pay to David Zeigler of Order four hundred Dollars—when received and charge the same account." In fine condition, with a tape-repaired tear to the upper left corner. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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