John W. Hunt, Noted Kentuckian & Grandfather to John Hunt Morgan, Personal Signed Copy of The Federalist
Hamilton, Alexander, John Jay, and James Madison. The Federalist, on the New Constitution; Written in 1788 by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Jay, and Mr. Madison. Philadelphia (PA): Benjamin Warner, 1818. Small octavo, rebound leather boards, 504pp. Title page signed by John W. Hunt (1733-1849).
Prominent businessman and early Lexington, KY leader, John Wesley Hunt was one of the first millionaires west of the Alleghenies. He accumulated his fortune through a Lexington mercantile business, banking, and hemp manufacturing. He also found success as a horsebreeder. In 1799, John Adams appointed Hunt as postmaster of Lexington. The Hunt family produced a number of famous men including his grandson, "The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," General John Hunt Morgan, and his great grandson, Nobel prizewinning geneticist, Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan.
The binding of the book is very tight but there is foxing of the pages.