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American businessman and politician (1752–1810) and signer of the US Constitution as a Delaware delegate. Sought-after ALS signed “Jaco: Broom,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, June 30, 1807. Letter to his son and Delaware Congressman James M. Broom, in full: "I wrote you yesterday by Mr. Nesbitt, since which I rec'd notice from Bk. of Del. for y'r note due June 30/3 July—you will therefore perceive the necessity of forwarding me the needful, to pay or review it. Times look squally—a great part of what I am worth is in jeopardy—Inc. Stocks—funds in Artwork—Ship & goods, all at risk; Ship insured only to Antwerp; nothing covered on goods; nor on anything from Antwerp to Petersburg, & home; nor do I see the use of it; for in the event of a war with G. Britain the underwriters will not be able to pay losses—I trust, however, that notwithstanding the present complexion of the late outrage, war will not grow out of it, as it is so much the interest of both nations to cultivate peace—Yr. sister Ann joins me in love to you all." Broom adds a brief postscript: "Tell Mr. Lyon I will write him tomorrow." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Broom's own hand. In fine condition. Broom is one of four Constitution signers to have never served in Congress, and despite also never having fought during the American Revolution, he prepared detailed maps of the region for General Washington’s Continental Army shortly before the Battle of Brandywine. Broom's autograph is rare in any form, one of the rarest of all signers of the Constitution.
Jacob Broom
Jacob Broom
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,339.50
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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