Lot 37 of 419:
Letters from Mass. Congressman Samuel Lyman  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
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$400 - $600

Title:
Four autograph letters signed by Lyman, to various recipients

Author:
Lyman, Samuel

Place:
Philadelphia

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Date:
1796-1800

Description:
Three are 1 p., one is 1½ pp.; 2 on single sheets, 2 on 4-page lettersheets addressed on 4th page. 10x8. A combination of personal and political letters from the Massachusetts Representative Samuel Lyman (1749-1802), who served as a Federalist from 1795 to 1802. On January 15th, 1800, he writes of a Mr. Randolph, apparently Representative John Randolph of Virginia, "Randolph says he is a servant of the sovereign People, and yet he is not willing to be chastized by them for his insolence - he is a very indiscreet young man, & in one of his speeches on Nicholas' motion he made use of the words 'mercenary and ragamuffins' when speaking of the Army - the Sons of Man could not bear this, but they took an opportunity, at the Theatre, and insulted him, but I guess it will appear, that the insult was but a mere trifle." Provenance: A private California collection.

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Condition:
With some damage from being unsealed, very good or better.


 
Item number:
202837
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