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Hall Lyman

Declaration Signer Lyman Hall Superb Letter 1783 "Principles of the Federal Union"

Letter Signed "Lyman Hall", one page, Savannah, Georgia, August 25, 1783. Extremely rare, fine letter with great political content, in pristine condition. In 1776, Hall was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. nbsp;

Written as governor of Georgia to "His Excellency", most likely the governor of a neighboring state. In part: "I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency a copy of a Resolution of the assembly of this State and also a copy of the names of such persons as are referred to in the resolution - the general design of which is sufficiently explained therein - and have only to observe to your Excellency that I am convinced the motive in this State to the proceeding arises from a disposition to cultivate the harmony of sentiments, and uniformity of practice in the principles of the Federal Union that the safety and honor of the whole may be inviolably preserved. I flatter myself it will meet your Excellency's approbation, and that as soon as convenient, I shall be honored with a return of the names of such persons as are proscribed by the Laws of your State and the measures adopted to render such Laws... effectual".

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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Declaration Signer Lyman Hall Superb Letter 1783

Estimate $6,000 - $7,000Jan 16, 2020
Starting Bid $2,000
Westport , CT, USA
Auction Curated By:
John Reznikoff