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Description: Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) was a Massachusetts statesman; he served as Postmaster General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State before becoming a senator and then a member of the House of Representatives.

This letter, written while Pickering was Secretary of State, is addressed to George Simpson, Cashier of the First Bank of the United States. Pickering asks if his son truly has to go to Philadelphia to transfer some stock certificates, or if it could be done by an attorney acting as a substitute. "He expected to proceed to Philadelphia but if it can be dispensed with, I should prefer it."

Written on a single sheet of 8" x 9 3/4" paper, addressed on the verso. Item #A00244

Condition: Separation along three of the fold lines, repaired on the verso with archival tape. Several small nicks and tears to the margins, most also repaired on the verso with archival tape — one repaired tear does run through the "ring" at the end of the signature. A small piece is missing from the lower right corner. With the repairs, the condition is very good.