Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton

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Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 7 x 8.75, July 8, 1799. Written in the hand of his assistant secretary, Ethan Brown, a letter to Major John Adlum, in full: “You will be pleased to inquire of Captain Shoemaker and Lieut. Boote whether they have any unexpended supply of money and Cloathing for continuing the recruiting service; And report to me accordingly.” Handsomely double-matted and framed with a portrait of Hamilton to an overall size of 25.5 x 18.25. In fine condition, with two areas of paper loss to left edge and lower left corner not affecting any handwriting. In the wake of the XYZ affair and the subsequent military buildup of the Quasi-War, Hamilton was appointed a Major General of the Army under robust endorsement from George Washington, and much to the chagrin of President Adams. Hamilton impressed his influence across all areas of Army development during the French conflict and, upon the death of General Washington, some five months after signing this letter, became the Senior Officer of the Army on December 14, 1799. Oversized.