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Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed, Mount Vernon, Virginia, 1 February 1789, Membership Certificate in the Society of the C

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1107
Sold for:
$52,275$42,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed, Mount Vernon, Virginia, 1 February 1789, Membership Certificate in the Society of the Cincinnati for François-Louis Teissèdre de Fleury. Large folio-format parchment document, engraved and fulfilled by hand; with the Order's enameled medal; old folds to parchment, signature slightly faded, matted and framed with the medal, 23 x 15 1/2 in.
Lieutenant Colonel François-Louis Teissèdre de Fleury (1749-1799) distinguished himself at the Battle of Stony Point, New York in 1779. Washington signed Fleury's parchment just a month before the first American presidential term started on March 4, 1789.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

The medal tests as 18kt gold.


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Fran, Fleury, Parchment, Textual scholarship, Mount Vernon

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