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The Louisiana History Museum proudly announces the acquisition of probably the only known document in existence signed and written by the founder of the City of Alexandria, Louisiana, Alexander Fulton.

 

The document is a signed and dated promissory note dated July 5,1802, handwritten by Fulton, signed and dated. The note is in the amount $2399.19 Mexican dollars payable to a Hugh Young of New Orleans, La.

 

Alexander Fulton was born sometime in the 1700s in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He arrived in Central Louisiana in the year 1790. He later surveyed, and laid out the plat for the City of Alexandria in 1805. He became Coroner of Rapides Parish and Postmaster around 1807. Fulton died in 1818 and was buried in the Rapides Cemetery in Pineville in an unmarked grave.

 

This artifact will be on display at the Museum after September 18, 2012.

NOTE: Images of the front and back of the document are included below.

Front of the Alexander Fulton promissory note, July 5, 1802
Front of the Alexander Fulton promissory note, July 5, 1802

Back of the Alexander Fulton promissory note
Back of the Alexander Fulton promissory note

 

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