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    John Dickinson Partly Printed Document Signed "John Dickinson P." as President of Pennsylvania, one page, 8.25" x 6". In Council, Philadelphia, July 20, 1784. To David Rittenhouse, Esquire, Treasurer. In part, "Pay to Thomas Armstrong late Lieutenant of Pennsylvania Militia or his order, the sum of twenty pounds eight shillings & five pence being one year's interest on his depreciation certificate, due the tenth day of April 1782, agreeably to an act of The General Assembly, intitled, 'An Act to appropriate certain monies arising from the excise, for the payment of the annual interest due on unalienated certificates therein mentioned'..." Signed along the upper left edge, "Entd/ Jno. Nicholson." Signed along the bottom, "Received the Contents Thos Armstrong." John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution, represented Pennsylvania (1774-1776) and Delaware (1779) in the Continental Congress. He was President of Pennsylvania from 1782-1785. John Nicholson was Comptroller General of Pennsylvania from 1782-1794. In 1795, he became partners with Robert Morris in ill-fated western land deals that sent Morris to debtors prison in 1798. Nicholson went to debtors prison in late 1799, dying there a year later. Thomas Armstrong was First Lieutenant in the Fourth Company of the Pennsylvania Militia during the American Revolution. Tanned at folds, one passing through the "h" of "John." There is light wrinkling at Nicholson's signature. Fine condition.

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