Important financier who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734-1806). Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “Rob't Morris,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, July 27, 1779. Letter to Baltimore merchant Jonathan Hudson, in part: "I think your Brother's Conduct very meritorious & will represent it properly to some of the members of Congress, but cannot promise you in these days how far merit will be noticed or rewarded. I am very sorry to hear of such an amazing price being given Spesutie Island & think both buyers & sellers ought to come under the notice of Committees. If you cannot buy lands as you proposed I don't know but your plan of buying, loading & fitting a couple of very fine Virginia built boats may be eligible and turn to good…but I would advise that they be fine boats and every thing in & about them, if that is done you will succeed." In very good condition, with scattered staining, repairs to the seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf, complete silking on the reverse, and ink erosion affecting both the text and the signature. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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