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, 7.15 x 4.5, December 2, 1797. Handwritten promissory note, in full: "Received of Mrs. Coulder forty Dollars for which I promise to give her a Check upon the Bank of the United States payable for the tenth day of January next at any time she shall desire the same." In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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