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    General William Alexander "Lord Stirling" Clipped Signature. Small 4.5 x 1.75" slip, clipped from a letter, n.p., n.d. Reads "Your Most Humble Servant, Stirling." While in London in 1756, William Alexander claimed the the vacant title of Earl of Stirling, in the Peerage of Scotland, as senior male descendant of the first earl's grandfather. Although the British House of Lords refused to recognize his claim without proof of descent, he continued to style himself Earl of Stirling his entire life, reportedly as a way to make claim on vast tracts of land in America. Alexander later gained a reputation for bravery and sound tactical judgment as a major general in the American Revolutionary War, serving valiantly at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. Affixed to a slightly larger card and in very fine condition.

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