Massachusetts received a letter from Alexander Hamilton, founder of the Revolutionary War, which was returned to it.
According to authorities, the letter was allegedly stolen from the state archives by a “kleptomaniac” catalog in the 1930s or 40s.
A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that said the letter belonged in Massachusetts.
Secretary of State William Galvin indicated Tuesday that the letter would be displayed at the museum to support special events.
The letter was addressed to Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette, in 1780. It urged Massachusetts to send troops into Rhode Island to assist the Allies.
The Associated PressThe alleged cataloger was ultimately arrested.
According to the Associated Press (AP), several rare documents could have been stolen by the suspected cataloger.