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    1784 Document - Anthony Wayne's Son Takes Dancing Lessons A one page handwritten document, Philadelphia, July 26, 1784, 6.5" x 6.5" in size "the Honorable General Anthony to Louis D'Orsiere: for his Son Seven eights of a Quarter attendance in the Dancing School..." A note below (likely written by a secretary) recommends payment "Being inform'd that the above is the customary charge..." Very boldly penned. Wayne's son Isaac was born in 1772 and received a public school education. He graduated from Dickinson College, studied law and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1795. During the War of 1812, he was captain of a troop of Pennsylvania Horse Cavalry, raised and equipped by himself, and was subsequently colonel of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. In 1814 he was the Federal candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, but was defeated. Isaac Wayne was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania as a Federalist, and served from 1823 to 1825. Provenance: the Ridgway - Wayne estate.

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