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Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed as President, New York City, 4 August 1789.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
102
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed as President, New York City, 4 August 1789.
Typographically printed document on paper, headed, "George Washington, President of the United States of America: to all who shall see these presents, greeting:" appointing Melatiah Jordan (1753-1818) as "Collector of Frenchman's Bay, Massachusetts" (later Maine), signed by Washington in the lower right corner; the sheet somewhat toned and foxed, with old folds, fragmentary where they converge, touching a letter or two, old repairs on verso with slight browning below the signature, framed, 12 1/2 x 8 in.;
[and] Melatiah Jordan's military appointment, signed by Caleb Strong, 1 December 1802, countersigned by John Avery, with the seal of the State of Massachusetts, browned, old folds, framed, 15 x 10 in. (2)
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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Keywords

Massachusetts, George Washington, President, New York City, United States, President of the United States of America, Maine, Bay, Caleb Strong, John Avery

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