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Autographs) HUNTINGTON, Samuel
1793 Samuel Huntington Signed Letter RE: Release of Ship During the Genet Affair (ALS)
Original, Norwich, CT, 1793. 7 1/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. Autograph Letter Signed. Important letter from Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Connecticut. In part: "I am this day honore'd with your letter of the 29th Ulto.by Capt. Robert Barry; & agreeably to your desire to have restored to him the Brig. Nancy with all the Appurtenances & Cargo that were found on board at the time she was taken into Custody by (the) Government. / With Great Respect, / I am your humble Servant / S. H." This "copy" made in the hand of Samuel Huntington as Governor of Connecticut. Dated September 3, 1793, this letter is an important handwritten record from the close of the Citizen Genet Affair. Huntington writes to John Temple, the British Consul-General to the United States, concerning the return of an English ship siezed by illegal French privateer "Petit Democrat." Tipped to another sheet. Some bleeding and a bit of toning. A nicely preserved letter (ALS) overall. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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