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    James Watt Autograph Letter Signed. Four integral pages with writing on first two, 8" x 9.25", "Birm" [Birmingham], January 2, 1794, to Mr. A. Weston of London. Watt addresses some business matters and financial interests, including a possible legal action against an attorney, Mr. Kevil: "[he] is our friend on principle, but if we were obliged to bring an action against him on this acct. we believe we could...."

    Watt was a Scottish engineer and inventor who helped accelerate the pace of the Industrial Revolution by improving the steam engine. A poor businessman, he often worried about his financial affairs, as this letter demonstrates. Last page includes post markings, remnants of seal, and mounting remnants with two small tears and light staining. Text entirely legible; overall very good condition.

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