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    Abraham Baldwin Autograph Letter Signed "Abr Baldwin," one page, 8" x 10". Washington, March 9, 1801. To Seaborn Jones Esq. In part, "Agreeably to your desire I have called on the Secy of State and done the needful to obtain the certified copy of the papers, he tells me they shall be much out in manner and form and enclosed to me at Augusta as soon as possible. The district attorneys are also the attorneys of the circuit courts. Should any thing occur in which your recommendation of Mr Anderson could be used, it would give me pleasure to reinforce it by any thing in my power, all the opportunity of acquaintance which I have had has led me to entertain respectful opinions of him. That my friend Jones may in future be as correct as usual on this subject, I inclose a copy of the new Judiciary law..." Seaborn Jones (1759-1815) was a Revolutionary soldier, clerk of the executive council of Georgia in 1782, and Speaker of the Georgia House in 1789. Abraham Baldwin (1754-1807), a signer of the Constitution, was a member of the Continental Congress in 1785, 1787, and 1788. Author of the charter of the University of Georgia and its first president from 1786-1801, Baldwin represented Georgia is the U.S. House (1789-1799) and Senate (1799-1807). A portion torn out at the top blank edge has been repaired on verso. A mounting strip has been affixed along the edge of the blank integral leaf. Baldwin is extremely scarce in any form and is one of the rarest of the signers of the Constitution. This letter is in very fine condition.

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