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    Joseph Galloway Autograph Receipt Signed. Galloway here acknowledges, on February 9, 1774, receipt of "the sum of one hundred & ten pounds" from Thomas Barclay at the lower edge of a Daniel Clark signed letter, one page, 8.75" x 4.75", Philadelphia, October 13, 1773. Smoothed folds with chipped edges and overall wrinkling. Tipped onto a backing sheet to an overall size of 9.25" x 5.5".

    At the time this document is signed, Galloway was serving as speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly. He later served in the First Continental Congress but became a devoted loyalist after the Congress narrowly rejected his conciliatory Plan of Union in October 1774. He fled to Britain in 1778, and the Pennsylvania Assembly branded him a traitor.

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    Thomas Barclay (1728-1793) emigrated from Ireland in 1764 and settled in Philadelphia. An opponent of the Stamp Act, he helped organize that city's Tea Party in 1773. During the Revolutionary War, he was appointed America's first consul to France by the Continental Congress and, in 1786, he was sent to Morocco to negotiate a treaty whereby the U.S. would send annual tributes to the sultan in exchange for protection against attacks on America's shipping fleet by the infamous Barbary pirates.

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