Physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and early professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1746-1813). Twice-signed ADS, signed “Benj'n Rush,” one page, 6.5 x 4.25, January 8, 1806. An October 1804 payment receipt from "The Estate of Major Prowell," paid to Dr. Benjamin Rush for "medicines and advice to himself at sundry times," amounting to a total of £3.15.0 or $10, with Rush adding below: "Rec'd Jan'y 8 1806 of Mr. D. Lenox Executor to said Maj'r Prowell in full." Signed neatly at the top and at the conclusion by Rush. In fine condition, with two small fold splits. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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