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    Benjamin Stoddert, First Secretary of the Navy Autograph Letter Signed "Ben Stoddert". One page, 7.75" x 10", Georgetown, January 17, 1801, in ink, to Thomas Fisher, Philadelphia. In this letter Benjamin Stoddert (1751-1813) appears to try and obtain an outstanding debt through the sale of land in Pennsylvania. It reads in part: "Judge Cooper offers me for some property here - his half of the Tract of Land called 'the Proprietors Garden' - or Elk Forest - held by him in partnership with you...I want no land in Pennsa...if you will give 6000 Drs. For Judge Coopers part of the land & Mortgage, I will deal with him...". The letter is complete with franked integral address sheet bearing a Washington postmark. The letter bears the usual fold creases, a bit of paper loss on the integral address leaf (torn at the seal), general toning to the paper, else very good. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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