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Lot # 481: 1790 Alexander Hamilton Signed Recommendation Letter as Secretary of the Treasury (PSA)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Over two centuries old, this framed letter dated April 29, 1790, was signed by one of the USA's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. This is a letter of recommendation by Hamilton for one of his former law clerks, Henry Livingston, who was under consideration to be (and, in fact, became) a federal judge in New York. Text of the 8x5.75" (visible) letter was hand-written by a staffer and is extended on to the back, which is also visible through the glass backing. The letter is flowingly signed in black fountain ink along with the title "Attorney at Law." A 6.5x8.75" black and white portrait is on the right side, with page identifying the image also visible on back; fully-framed piece measures approximately 21.5x14.75". Note that there are touches to the left top corner and top edge of the letter, signs of a possible restoration, though the body of the letter remains intact. Though never elected President, Hamilton was the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington, and he is one of only seven men generally considered the nation's "Founding Fathers," including George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, making this a sensational piece dating to the earliest days of our fledgling nation. Comes with PSA LOA.

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