A president of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation (1741-1785) who also served as Washington's aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War. ALS signed “Jos. Reed,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, October 25, 1784. Letter of introduction for a businessman, recognizing the squeeze on credit in Atlantic commerce that came with the resumption of international trade following the Revolutionary War. In part: "This will be handed you by Mr. Campbell a Gentleman entering into Business here under the Firm of Campbell & Fullerton. In the shock of American Credit I am very sensible you will be very cautious, but I believe on the present Occasion you need not be apprehensive of running any considerable Risque." In fine condition, with old mounting remnants to the corners of the integral address leaf. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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