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    Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Autograph Letter Signed "J Trumbull". Two pages, legal size, Newburgh, March 18, 1783. Jonathan Trumbull, while secretary and first aide to George Washington, writes "...I wish Capt. Barney's account was more explicit respecting a general peace. I fear much least we shall be obliged to have another campaign. A vessel is arrived at Boston which left Amsterdam about January 25th. We have nothing particular from her but that the negotiations were going on when she left." Congress chose Trumbull Paymaster for the New York forces. In 1781, he was appointed Washington's secretary, and he remained a member of Washington's military family until the close of the war. He was elected to Congress as Senator from Connecticut but resigned to become deputy governor. He became governor following Wolcott's death and served until his own death. The ALS has excellent war content related to financial affairs. Some edge wear folds and staining. Dark and readable with a beautiful signature. Part of the Thomas MacDonald Revolutionary War collection.

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    April, 2007
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