J. H. Jones - Autograph Letter Signed 05/11/1864
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J. H. JONES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/11/1864 J. H. JONES
The Wisconsin state senator makes a charitable donation of an autograph of Revolutionary War financier Robert Morris to the Mississippi Valley Fair in St Louis.
Autograph Letter signed: "J. H. Jones", 1 page, 7¾x9¾. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1864 May 11. To "Secretary of the Mississippi Valley Fair, St Louis" in full: "Enclosed I hand you what may - or may not - be of some little interest to the cause, viz., an autograph of the great financier of the Revolution Robert Morris. [Item not included.] Doubtless we are indebted to no other save Washington, so greatly for our success in that Struggle. The autograph came to me directly to me from the office of the Sec. of State of Pennsylvania and is genuine, without question. Hoping it may add a little to the fund created by your enterprise, I remain Very Truly Yours". J. H. Jones was principal of Sheboygan High School from 1857, and a Wisconsin state senator serving on the Judiciary and Incorporations committees. Robert Morris (1734-1806) was indeed the "Financier of the Revolution", serving without pay as Agent of Marine and expending his large fortune in the Revolutionary cause. Normal mailing folds. Lightly frayed at left edge. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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