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lot # 1122 - autographs of famous people

Tuesday Aug 06, 2019 10:00 to Wednesday Aug 07, 2019 17:00 America/New_York
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Aug 06, 10:00 EDT

1796 WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799, U.S. President, General, leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and the first to become U.S. President),†signed†ship's†letter (15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, framed),†text in three languages (English, French and Dutch), certifying the peaceful and legitimate†voyage†of the ship "Commerce" of Boston,†carrying†a†cargo†of†rice†and†indigo, from Charleston, South Carolina to Falmouth, Massachusetts;†signed and dated (5 February 1796)†by†Washington†as President,†also by Edmund Randolph, Secretary of State, other signatures of the†port†of†Charleston†authorities, notarized;†printed†on†paper, completed by pen, with white embossed wafer seals of the United States†and South†Carolina, some intersecting†folds and†paper separations†(partly mended on back), folds through the†President's†signature, still fine-v.f., strong presentation of George Washington's signature †
Estimate: $15000

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