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Lot 279

Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Founding Father; secretary and aide-de-camp to Washington; member of the Continental Congress; one of three authors of The Federalist Papers; signer of the U.S. Constitution; 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; leader of the Federalists. He was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. Letter signed ("A. Hamilton") as Secretary of the Treasury, 1 page, 9 x 7 in., Treasury Department, January 20, 1790. A circular letter to be printed and sent to the customs Collectors at each port desiring " that I may be as soon as possible furnished with a Statement of the amount of the emoluments, which have accrued to them respectively under the existing regulations up to the first of January…" Affixed to card stock using outermost corner tips, three of which are stuck to the card but present.
Estimated Value $5,500 - 7,000.
Christie's New York, Dec 9, 1994, lot 43.

Realized $3,480

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