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Description: Governor of New York Morgan Lewis (1754-1844) neatly penned and signed this brief letter in which he inquires about financial matters. He writes: “Sir, I wish to know what Sum of Money has been loaned pursuant to the Act Entitled ‘An Act for the Encouragement of common Schools passed 2d April 1805’. I also wish a general view of the State of the public funds and of the last years Expenditures.” The letter is dated January 12, 1807, while Lewis was still governor.

Morgan Lewis was the son of Francis Lewis, one of the signer’s of the Declaration of Independence. He rose to the rank of Colonel and Quartermaster General for the Northern Department during the Revolutionary War and Major General during the War of 1812. Before serving as the 3rd Governor of New York (1804-1807), Lewis served in the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, and was New York State Attorney General.

7 3/4″ x 4 7/8″. Item #A01223

Condition: Fold lines, small loss to upper right corner (not affecting text), overall good condition with a clear, bold signature.