First President of the United States (1732-1799), Washington led the American army during the War of Independence which ended British rule in the US and was successfully able to weld together states to form and sustain a new united nation. He remains one of the most popular figures in American history. We have a signed autograph free frank envelope from Washington to Colonel Clement Biddle. Biddle (1740-1814), was active in the patriot movements in Philadelphia, served in the Continental Army (he was aide-de-Camp to N. Greene until 1780) and was a successful merchant in Philadelphia after the Revolution. He acted as an agent for Washington with whom he was in frequent correspondence. In 1789, Washington appointed him United States marshal of Pennsylvania, a position he held until 1793. The envelope is signed to the bottom-left corner "Free: Go. Washington" in a clear flowing hand. Measures in total 180x114mm. This item has been removed from framing and is currently mounted on red card. Some mailing creases and small tears to the lower part of the envelope, otherwise very good condition for its age.