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    John Sullivan War Date Autograph Document Signed "Jno Sullivan". Two pages, 7.5" x 12.25", Durham, New Hampshire, April 20, 1780. Sullivan (1740-95), both a member of the Continental Congress and a major general, signed this document as an attorney for a plaintiff in a suit for debt. This piece is a testament to the rampant inflation in the sixth year of the Revolutionary War. Sullivan obtained a favorable judgment of £5630 for his client, a fantastic amount of money if it were not to be paid "in paper Currency" -- the very source of the inflation! Sullivan collected a fee of £20 for his services. Weak at folds, with pinholes at intersections, light toning, else very good. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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