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One letter and two documents signed by Presidents of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, includes: BOUDINOT, Elias (1740-1821) served as a delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1778, and again from 1781 to 1784. In 1783, as president of the Continental Congress, he signed the Treaty of Paris, and was for a time President of the United States in Congress Assembled. After the Constitution was ratified, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1789 to 1795, then was appointed Director of the United States Mint. Autograph Letter Signed, "Elias Boudinot" 1p. quarto, January 21, 1809, Burlington, New Jersey, addressed to Mr. William W. Woodard, and reads in part: "...I called on Mr McChesny to account for his not paying you for Scotts Bible. He has convinced me that it was not Scott's Bible, but Scott's Essays that I had paid him for, and having entered it in my Book, 'paid Wm. McChensy in full for balance of acct & for book sent by Mr. Woodard $8.' I had supposed it was for the Bible, which had prevented my sending you the money..." VG...plus; LAURENS, Henry (1724-1792) American Revolution Statesman; President Continental Congress (1777-78); captured by British on way to negotiate with Dutch, confined in Tower of London; exchanged for Lord Cornwallis (1782). Partly-printed Document Signed, "Henry Laurens" as President of the Continental Congress additionally signed by CHARLES THOMPSON, 1p. oblong folio, January 9, 1779, with Massachusetts wax seal, it reads in part: "...We have granted, and by these Presents do grant, License and Authority to James Thompson Mariner, Commander of the Ship called the Pinnett of the Burthn of Tons or thereabouts, belonging to Peter Pennett & others mounting twelve Carriage Guns, and navigated by forty-five Men, to fit out and set forth the said Ship in a warlike Manner, and by and with said Ship and the Crew thereof, by Force of Arms, to attack, subdue and take all Ships and other vessels whatsoever carrying Soldiers, Arms, Gunpowder, Ammunition, Provisions, or any other contraband Goods to any of the British Armies or ships of War employed against these United States: And also to attack, seize and take all Ships or other vessels belonging to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain, or to any subject or Subjects thereof..." Fine....plus; ST. CLAIR, Arthur (1736-1818) Major General during the Revolution, was President of the Continental Congress in 1787. Partly-printed Document Signed, "Ar. St. Clair" 1p. 11-1/2"x4-3/4", October 8, 1773, being an order to the Sheriff of Westmoreland County to apprehend "Robert McCully...otherwise called Robert McColley of Cumberland County and Province of Pennsylvania, Indian Trader..." pertaining to a debt. About VG.
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Presidents Under the Articles of Confederation

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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,231.25
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
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