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Nathaniel Gorham, Constitution Signer, ALS Regarding Women's Shoes!


1p autograph letter signed by Nathaniel Gorham (1738-1796), a Constitution Signer, Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, and past president of that august body, as "Nath Gorham" at lower right. Dated December 10, 1771 and addressed to a certain Captain Lamson. Expected wear including paper folds, some of which have been professionally repaired. Faint scattered pencil inscriptions mentioned just for accuracy. Hinged at top to a larger sheet. The document measures 7.75" x 6.5" while the larger sheet measures 8.125" x 6.75." Else near fine. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller (1931-2014), orthopedic surgeon, psychiatrist, and autograph collector.


In full, with unchanged spelling and punctuation:


"Dec: 10 1771


Capt Lamson I send by you a Bag of 120 pair Womens shoes + 2 pair goloshes which please to deliver to Mess Reynell + Coats + call upon them for 25 Barrl Flour which I have desired them to ship me by you - I am yours, &c


Nath Gorham."


Nathaniel Gorham was one of two Massachusetts delegates to sign the U.S. Constitution in September 1787, and one of 39 delegates from 12 states to do so.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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