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    Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas Nelson, Jr. Autograph Letter Signed, "Thos Nelson Jr", two pages, 6" x 8", Williamsburg, Virginia, December 31, 1784, to unknown recipient. The letter reads, "I am requested by my intimate friend Capt. Singleton to give him a letter of introduction to your Excellency. Hearing that collectors are appointed to different districts, he intends to offer his services for the upper District of James River' and as I know, you wish on all occasions, to reward singular merit, I the more cheerfully comply with Capt. Singletons desire. His behavior as an officer during the War gain'd him the esteem of the Army, and his conduct as a citizen, since that period has deservedly made every man, who knows him his friend. I have the honor to be with great esteem..." Somewhat faded, although evenly toned and sound. Very good condition. Since Nelson is here seeking a political favor regarding a minor civil servant's position in Virginia, he is probably writing to Governor Patrick Henry. Thomas Nelson, Jr. had been an active patriot before and during the American Revolution. He sat in the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a general of Virginia Militia. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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