Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

(1729-1824) Irish born American patriot, unanimously elected first Secretary of the Continental Congress in 1774 and held the post until 1789, chosen to notify Washington of his election to the Presidency. L.S. 1p. legal folio, "Office of Secretary of Congress" [New York], Dec. 3, 1785 to the Governor of Georgia transmitting "... a list [not present] of the States represented, and of the members, who appeared in Congress from the meeting thereof on the first Monday in November, to the end of the Month. The Journals of Congress for that time do not fill more than half a sheet, which is the reason why they were not printed and transmitted herewith..." Evenly toned, usual folds, else very good.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


Shipment is sent USPS priority, USPS International Express (for most overseas) or UPS Ground at the auctioneer's option, signature required, unless other arrangements are made. Handling, shipping and insurance charges will be added to the invoice in one entry. Buyer's should be aware that large, framed, fragile or odd shaped items can incur substantial shipping and packing charges. Customer's who supply their own courier account number will still be charged a handling fee.

March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 22.5% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 + $1,000