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ARTHUR ST. CLAIR (1734 - 1818) Revolutionary War major general serving at Trenton and Princeton, commanded Ft. Ticonderoga, President of the Continental Congress and first governor of the Northwest Territory. A.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Carlisle, Dec. 2, 1773 to John Lukens, in part: "...Mr. McCrea has left the Province near a Month ago, and is settled at Alexandria. I will therefore depend on your Promise that I shall succeed him. I could have wished that this had been known before I left Town as the Maker of the Security could than have been finished...[I] shall be glad of every opportunity to convince you how much I am sensible of it...". Fold splits repaired archivally mended on verso, one such split affecting signature, else boldly penned and very good. At the time, St. Clair was serving as the King's Magistrate in Westmoreland Co., Pa..
Estimate $ 400-500

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