Lee, Francis Lightfoot (1734-1797). Political leader during the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence. While a member of the House of Burgesses, Lee urged resistance to Great Britain in the disturbances leading to the Revolution. He later served in the Continental Congress, the Virginia senate, and supported the US Constitution. Very rare war-date ALS, 1p, 7.25 x 9 in., Philadelphia. June 2, 1783. Addressed to Hon'ble Samuel Holter. The letter states, in full:
Sir. The inclosed letter came to hand yesterday under cover direct'd to me. I did not observe the direction to you until I had partly unsealed it, which may account for the state the seal is in now, and you may be assured, that it gives me pleasure to have the honor of inclosing & forwarding the same. I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient serv't, Hon'ble Francis Lightfoot Lee Esq'r.
Lee is rare in any form.
Provenance:Property of N. Flayderman & Co.
Seal holes in blank margins, toned with two chips at left margin affecting one letter of text, else very good.
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