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Wilson, James (1742-1798) to Arthur St. Clair re: being considered for President of Pennsylvania

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04842.40 Author/Creator: Wilson, James (1742-1798) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1789/07/13 Pagination: 1 p. + addr + engraving 30.9 x 20 cm

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Wilson, James, 1742-1798

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsOffice SeekerPoliticsElection

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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