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The Scarce Autograph Of Michael Hillegas, The First Treasurer Of The United States
MICHAEL HILLEGAS (1729-1804). Hillegas was the first Treasurer of the United States. He made a fortune before the American Revolution in Pennsylvania iron manufacturing, then entered into public service and politics. He became America's first Treasurer on September 6, 1777, and stayed until 1789. ADS. 1pg. 8 ΒΌ" x 7". May 19, 1802. Philadelphia. An autograph document signed "M. Hillegas" and "Michael Hillegas". He wrote at the conclusion of a legal document: "City of Philadelphia Swn Before me Michael Hillegas one of the Alderman of the said City personally appeared George Pfeiffer and on his solemn oath according the law did depose & pay That the above acct. is Just & true, That the sum of Twenty two dollars & a half is justly due to him from the Estate of Martin Baisch late of the said City deceased & the no part of the same hath been paid. Sworn & subscribed before me M Hillegas 19th May 1802". The top portion is a bill from Dr. George Pfeiffer for attending to the deceased Baisch, including "I paid him upwards of 30 visits - several of them late at night". Hillegas is a scarce autograph. The document has dark ink and several light folds.
      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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