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(1741 - 1811) Signer of the Constitution and influential in founding the Bank of North America and in obtaining the protective tariff. War-date A.L.S. "Thos. Fitzsimmons", 2pp. 4to., Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1782 with integral address leaf to John Fitzgerald in Alexandria, Va.. In part: "...We wrote you yesterday by post but as we find he goes no further than Baltimore & meeting with Mr. Pagan who goes through your place we find it necessary to advise you that Mr. Trinian upon being called upon to explain the nature of Mr. Willis' demand...Mr. Willis has made the demand upon the Vessel...the property of Mr. Willis which he intended to remit him...Mr. Willis has made the demand upon the Vessel...Mr. Willis may draw upon us at his pleasure...it shall be remitted in any way that is most agreeable...It is very painful to us that you should have had so many disagreeable contacts...". Also signed by GEORGE MEADE, grandfather of the Union general of the same name. John Fitzgerald was an aide to George Washington and a co-director of Washington's Potomack Company. Two tiny spindle holes bear archival tape patches in blank areas on verso, two dime-sized toned spots from seal, else very good.

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