ALS signed “Thos. Fitzsimons,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 8.75, March 7, 1790. Penned in his difficult-to-decipher hand, a letter to founding father and Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Rush, in part: "I am uneasy at being so long without a letter from you least any thing in my correspondence as indecent should be the occasion of it, if it has I have been quietly without intention…I suppose the Constitution will be agreed to in August nearly as published in which case your next election will be…important." In very good to fine condition, with staining to the hinge, two tears to the left edge, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf affecting some of the body of the letter. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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