DescriptionGeorge Clymer Autograph Letter Signed "Geo Clymer," one page, 6.25" x 7.5". No place, Wednesday (no date). Integral leaf addressed by Clymer to "William Rawle Esqr." In full: "General Hand is arrived in town with one of his officers who has been greatly abused in the execution of his duty. The district judge being out of town I called on Mr. Wilson to take the examination of the Officer - but doubting whether he could properly do it, he referred me to you for your opinion as being better acquainted than himself with some late instances - should you think the case lies before him, he will attend to it in the morning - if not, I will endeavour to get Mr. Peters." Docketed on address leaf: "Mr Clymer/ relative to assault/ on Major Humphreys." Address leaf is inlaid to 7" x 8.5". When the British evacuated Philadelphia in 1778, William Rawle (1759-1836) moved with his family to New York; his stepfather Samuel Shoemaker, was a Loyalist and Mayor of Philadelphia. Rawle went to London in 1781 but returned to Philadelphia in 1783 where he was admitted to the bar. Appointed U.S. Attorney by President Washington in 1791, Rawle served until 1800. George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress (1776-1777, 1780-1782). Edward Hand (1744-1802) served in the Continental Army (1775-1778), commanding troops in the battles of Long Island and Trenton. He was brevetted major general in 1783. Lightly stained in the left margin. Fine condition.
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