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Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Signer from Virginia

Auction:
2483
Lot:
113
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$3,851$3,250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Signer from Virginia, Manuscript document signed, January 4, 1786, two pages, a true copy of a letter from John Adams when he was serving as Envoy to Great Britain, discussing Adams' meetings with the Archbishop of Canterbury and relating the Archbishop's reaction to a letter sent by Lee to him and commenting at great length about religious freedoms in the new United States and Adams' subsequent discourse on religious matters in America, 4to, (two small tears along folds, some burn through of ink).


Estimate $3,000-4,000

two small tears along folds, some burn through of ink

Keywords

Richard Henry, Virginia, John Adams, Archbishop, Envoy, Canterbury, Great Britain, United States, Ben Folds, Bookbinding, Presidency of John Adams, United States ambassadors to the United Kingdom

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