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    William Few Document Signed as Commissioner of Loans. One page, 7.75" x 9.75", "United States Loan Office, New York, 6 May, 1807." Early financial instrument, transferring funds to the United States trust. In full, "I certify that Nathaniel Prime, the Proprietor of Eight per cent Stock Standing on my Books, has transferred to Thomas Tudor Tucker, Treasurer of the United States, in trust for said States, Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars of said eight per cent Stock, and that the original Certificates have been duly Surrendered and deposited at my Office, in testimony whereof I have given duplicate Certificates of this same tenor and date." Commissioner of Loans William Few has signed with a flourish. Few, a signer of the Constitution, represented Georgia in the Continental Congress (1780-1782, 1786-1788) and in the U.S. Senate (1789-1793). Nathaniel Prime was one of the earliest movers and shakers on Wall Street, who later became head of the powerful and legendary banking house Prime, Ward & King. Shortly after signing this document, William Few retired to his country home in Dutchess County, New York, from a long and successful life of public service. Document bears faint stains at lower corners, but is otherwise in very fine condition.

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