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PICKERING, Timothy. (1745 -1829)
Autographed letter signed
1798. Free Frank on integral sheet as Secretary of War. "T. Pickering", War Department, addressed to New York Federalist Congressman and former Revolutionary War Quartermaster General Henry Glenn, attached to a War Department secretarial A.L.S. with Postscript written by Pickering's personal secretary Samuel Davis. Folio, 1 page, War Department, July 19th 1798, assuring the Congressman of a military allowance due to a "threat" of war with France, in full: "Enclosed are post notes to the amount of seven hundred and fifty dollars, on account of the transportation of troops and stores; for which from you are to be accountable. Please to transmit me your receipt for the same under cover to the Secretary of War. I have taken the liberty of enclosing Claypool's paper of this day of our beloved George Washington on accepting his Commission and Appointment (on becoming Commander of the Army). Condition: Heavy folds with some tape reinforcement and minor wax seal stain marks. Free Frank (on a separate attached leaf) is in very good condition. American politician who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of War under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. "The Quasi-War was an undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the United States and the French Republic from 1798 - 1800. After the toppling of the French Crown during the French Revolutionary wars, the U.S. refused to continue repaying its debts to France on the grounds that it had been owed to a previous regime. French outrage led to a series of attacks on American shipp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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