Presented is a collage featuring the autograph of Alexander Hamilton. The collage features an original signed Treasury Department circular letter, dated June 17th, 1794. The letter has been framed underneath a Jacques Reich remarque proof engraving that is signed by Reich in pencil.
As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and an author of the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton's (1755 or 1757 – 1804) legacy lives on even centuries after his death. Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist that held a very important role in the founding of the United States. Alexander Hamilton acted as the country's very first Secretary of the Treasury and authored countless policies under George Washington's administration. Hamilton was instrumental in the founding of the first national bank, the country's first tariff system, and established commercial economic policy for the newly formed nation.
This printed Treasury Department circular includes Hamilton's signature boldly at bottom, signed "A Hamilton." The letter was produced with the stated title: "I send you herewith an Act of the last congress, entitled 'An Act in addition to the Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States'..." The circular has been dated at top right June 17th, 1794 with Treasury Department letterhead.
Signed Secretary of the Treasury letter includes Alexander Hamilton's signature, signed "A Hamilton." Overall good to very good condition for age. Light creases along old fold lines, a few small paper separations, center horizontal fold a little discolored, some faint staining, no or negligible paper losses. Dark, strong Hamilton signature, light vertical crease through the "m" in "Hamilton." Original letter with signature has been artfully framed with an original Jacques Reich engraved portrait, which has been signed in pencil by the artist. The entire collage has been framed according to the highest conservation standards in a custom-made black and gold frame.
Framed dimensions: 49" H x 30.5" W x 4" D.
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