BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN WILLIAMS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/19/1796 - HFSID 322404
JOHN WILLIAMS Extremely rare letter from the politician to New York Governor John Jay, recommending an associate for the position of County Sheriff Autograph letter signed: "John Williams", 1 page, 8x9½. September 19, 1796. Salem, New York.
Sale Price $828.75
Extremely rare letter from the politician to New York Governor John Jay, recommending an associate for the position of County Sheriff
Autograph letter signed: "John Williams", 1 page, 8x9½. September 19, 1796. Salem, New York. In part: "When I was last with you we were mentioning [illegible] the Sheriff of our country, and I promised to drop you a line. After having maturially considered on the subject I am persuaded that the appointment of Turner will be more satisfactory than any other, and as his numerous friends are so anxious and so flattered by the friend of the Lt. Governor that he will succeed, that I am fully persuaded". John Williams (1752-1806) was an American politician and physician, hailing originally from London. Williams studied surgery and medicine at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, and later immigrated to America and settled in Salem, New York. After coming to New York, Williams served in several official New York offices, including the New York Provincial Congress and the New York State Senate. It was also during this time that Williams came to the rank of brigadier general of a militia, previously serving as a colonel in the Revolutionary War. In 1789, Williams began his pursuit of an election to Congress, failing two times before being successfully elected to the 4th and 5th Congresses, serving from 1975 to 1979. He ran for re-election afterwards, but did not make it back into office, and passed away in 1806. Multiple folds. Heavily toned. Tape on left margin. Corners worn and creased. Edges lightly worn and torn. Surface creases. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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