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    Jared Ingersoll Autograph Letter Signed "J. Ingersoll," half-page, 7.75" x 9.75". [Philadelphia], June 12, 1804. Addressed on verso by Ingersoll to "Jon Smith Esqr/ Cashier of the Bank of/ Penna." In full, "Be good enough to take charge of the inclosed. I pay $200." Ingersoll has added, "Mr Smith...please to lay the inclosed and before the Board - I believe it is correct..." Jared Ingersoll, a signer of the Constitution, was the first Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1790-1799, 1811-1817) and the unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Vice President in 1812. In 1798, $162,821 was taken from the vaults of the Bank of Pennsylvania. Blacksmith Patrick Lyon had recently changed fittings and locks on two iron vault doors at the bank and he was arrested and imprisoned for three months. Someone else then confessed and returned all but $2000, but Lyon remained in jail for several weeks. In 1805, Lyon sued officers of the bank, including chief bank cashier Jonathan Smith who was sure of Lyon's guilt, and that he had made an extra key. Smith had vowed to keep him in jail. Jared Ingersoll was one of Smith's lawyers. The jury returned with a verdict awarding $12,000 to the blacksmith for false imprisonment. To avoid an appeal and retrial, Lyon accepted $9,000. There is light show-through of Ingersoll's writing and a portion of the paper was removed at the right edge when it was opened at the seal. Overall, in fine condition.

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