Boston (AP) — Written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 It was believed to have been stolen from the letter and archives in Massachusetts decades ago, but it's not exactly in the room where it happened, but it's back on display.
The founder's father's letter will be featured at the Federal Museum's annual exhibition on July 4, says Federal Secretary William Galvin's office. increase. It is the first time the public has had the opportunity to see it since it was returned to the state after a long court battle.
This will be taken up with the original copy of the Massachusetts Declaration of Independence.
Hamilton wrote to Marquis Lafayette, a French aristocrat who served as general, the Treasury Secretary, who has received new attention in recent years with the hit of the Broadway musical bearing his name. rice field. In the Continental Army.
Dated July 21, 1780, details the imminent British threat to French troops on Rhode Island.
"I just received advice from New York through various channels that the enemy is on board to threaten the French fleet and the army," Hamilton wrote. "It is said that 50 transports climbed the sound to accept the troops and proceeded directly to Rhode Island."
"Yr. Most Obet, A. Hamilton, Navy Chamberlain." The
letter was forwarded by General William Heath of Massachusetts to state leaders, along with an army's request to support France's allies, Galvin's office said.
This letter was believed to have been stolen by state archives during World War II and then sold personally.
It resurfaced a few years ago when a Virginia auctioneer received it from his family who wanted to sell it. The auction house determined it was stolen and contacted the FBI. The Federal Court of Appeals ruled in October that it belonged to the state.
The Federal Museum is open from 9 am to 4 pm. on monday.
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