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Washington, George (1732-1799) Printed Document on Parchment Signed.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
103
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$15,990$13,000

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

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Printed Document on Parchment Signed.
Parchment sheet with a large engraved image and text, inducting Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn (1783-1851) into the Society of the Cincinnati, the date scratched out; the document signed by Knox and Washington at an unknown date presumably left blank and kept by the Society, subsequently presented to Dearborn in 1842, fulfilled in his hand, as indicated by a note on the verso; small in-manufacture hole in the parchment, central fold, edges curling slightly, surface toning, 20 x 14 1/4 in.
A signed note on the verso of the document in H.A.S. Dearborn's hand reads as follows, "I was admitted as a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, July 4, 1833 & this diploma was presented to me, July 4, 1842, which I filled up, as a valuable autograph of Washington."
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, War General, Society of the Cincinnati, Saratoga, Bunker Hill

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