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Josiah Parker (MEMBER OF 1ST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS) 1792 Signed Letter to Nicholas Low - 'we have been long enough of war, my wish is now for peace.'
Original Letter (ALS), Philadelphia 1792 - (Autographed Letter) PARKER, Josiah. Original Autograph Letter Signed (ALS). Philadelphia: Original, Nov. 4, 1792. Single sheet (folded). Quarto, 10x8 inches. Scattered foxing and folds. One slight chip to right border. Overall Good condition. Parker was a noted Revolutionary War soldier and Politician. He served under 'Lighthorse' Harry Lee in Virginia and received the Commendation of th Commander in Chief for his service at the Battle of Trenton, Princeton and Brandywine. He is one of five soldiers depicted in 'Capture f the Hessians' by Trumbull. Parker was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1786 to 1788 and was a member of the FIRST CONGRESS from 1789 to 1801. The recipient of the letter, Nicholas Low, was Director of the Bank of New York as well as being a member of the New York Assembly with the Federalist Party. Letter written in an attempt to settle a financial dispute between Parker and a Mr. Heron. As part of the resolution settlement proposed by Parker, he humbly adds that he wishes to put an end to this altercation as 'we have been long enough at war, my wish is now for peace.' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
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