1812 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY GEORGIA SUGAR PLANTATION OWNER MOVING TO LOUISIANA TO HIS FAMED BUSINESS PARTNER SAMUEL COATES OF PHILADELPHIA905
On offer is a super, original handwritten manuscript autograph latter signed [ALS] and dated January 21, 1812 New Orleans Louisiana by a Georgia sugar plantation owner John Joseph Coiron to his friend and associate Samuel Coates in Philadelphia. Research finds that Mr. Coiron was a noted businessman, slave-owner and entrepreneur whose portrait hangs in the Louisiana State Museum. His wife, Zelime Gautier is buried in New Orleans. Mr. Coates is also famous in his own right having been very prominent in Philadelphia. The letter mentions the plantation owner's 30 day journey from Savannah with his entire family through Creek Indian territory to New Orleans, the costs of his newly purchased plantation, the city of Washington, etc. This is one sheet written of both sides. G+.
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