Important financier who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734-1806). ALS signed “Rob't Morris,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, April 8, 1789. Letter to Matthew Ridley, referring to John Jay and his family. In part: "I thank you for your attention to Mr. Hall's business and shall be glad to have it compleated as soon as may be. I hope Mr. Chase will attend to Mr. Hudson's affair & save me all he can for I shall suffer enough God knows. My comp'ts to Mrs. Ridley. I hope she & you enjoy good health, Mrs. Jay is not well she has been complaining for some time. Mr. Jay & Peter are very well. I expect to be at Home on Sunday." In fine condition, with trivial loss to the upper right corner tip. Sarah Livingston Jay was pregnant at this time, and would give birth to the Jays' second son, William, two months later. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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