Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Charles Pettit Autograph Letter Signed "Chas. Pettit". Two pages, 7.75" x 10", New York, December 27, 1785, written from Congress and franked by him to John Nicholson, Comptroller General, Philadelphia. It reads in part: "The Civil list of the State runs higher than I had supposed, but I believe it is not higher than the facts will warrant except in the article of the pay of Delegates which I imagine will fall rather below the estimate." Pettit served as a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787. The letter has been mounted to a backing sheet with an engraved portrait of Pettit. An old catalog citation for the letter has been affixed to the third integral page. With the usual fold creases, one small area of loss corresponding to the wax seal, else very good condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 688

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 27, 2007 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 February 11 Manuscripts Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search