AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM CHARLESTON, SIGNED, TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR CHARLES PINCKNEY, 29 JANUARY 1789, CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF A DELEGATE TO CONGRESS.
Charleston: 1789. Single leaf, in neat ink manuscript written on recto only. 6-3/8" x 7-3/4." Signed at the end in ink, "I. Huger" or "J. Huger." One early tape repair on blank verso [no loss]. Very Good.
Joe Rubinfine identified the writer as Isaac Huger; but he has also been identified as his brother John, both of them prominent military and political leaders in revolutionary South Carolina.
He writes, on behalf of his brother Daniel, "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, in consequence of his being elected by a majority of the Inhabitants of the united district of George Town and Cheraw to represent them in that capacity in the new Federal Government. I am with Respect and Esteem, your Excell:ys most obedient | I. Huger."
The recipient of this Letter is unnamed; but it is Charles Pinckney, who had several days earlier been elected South Carolina's Governor. Daniel Huger (1741-1797) had been elected to the First United States Congress in the first elections under the recently ratified United States Constitution. Item #39133