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**John Huger Autograph Letter Signed dated: 29 January 1789, [Charleston, South Carolina]
Although the recipient was not named, John was likely writing to South Carolina's recently elected governor Charles Pinckney. "Sir, as my Brother Daniel is absent from the Town I take the liberty to acquaint your Excellency in his behalf that it is his intention to accept of the Honorable and important office of a Delegate to Congress by qualifying as a Member of the House of Representatives…." Daniel Huger (1741-1797) was elected to the First United States Congress to represent the districts of Georgetown and Cheraw in the first election held offices under the recently ratified United States Constitution.
One page, on laid paper, W6 1/2" L7 3/4"

Provenance: Joseph Rubinfine, 5 Aug 1975
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: John Huger (1744-1804) South Carolina-born, one of the Huger brothers who served as military and political leaders of South Carolina during the American Revolution. He was a member of the Council of Safety in 1775, and later served as intendant of Charleston, 1792-1794.

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February 10, 2023 11:00 AM EST
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