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Washington, George (1732-1799) Autograph Endorsement Signed, Mount Vernon, 24 June 1799.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
35
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Autograph Endorsement Signed, Mount Vernon, 24 June 1799. Autograph endorsement signed by Washington on recto, manuscript document signed by William Augustine Washington on verso, authorizing a $500 payment for corn (perhaps intended for the Mount Vernon distillery), light toning at folds, old mounting strip, matted and framed in a double-glazed frame, 6 x 7 1/2 in.
"Haywood June 15th 1799 / Sir, At sixty days sight be pleased to pay to Messrs. Walter Roe & Co on order of Five Hundred Dollars and place the same to the Acct of Your Most Ob. Servt William August Washington 500$ His Excellency Genl. G. Washington Mt Vernon [Verso] Walker Roe Esq. [the following in Washington's hand:] Presented 24th of June 1799 George Washington / Thompson & Veitch."
Washington refers to this transaction in a letter to William Augustine Washington dated 13 July 1799, saying, in part, "Judge Washington intending to Mount Vernon I imbrace the opportunity of acknowledging rect of your Letter of the 10th Ulto with Mr. Andersons, inclosing the Acct between us for corn; which is very accurate, & satisfactory.-- On the 15th June I drew on you in favr of Walter Roe & Co., for [...] payable 60 days after sight."
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Walker Roe, William August Washington, David Spinney, G. Washington Mt Vernon, William Augustine Washington, Augustine Washington, George Washington, Military personnel, Mount Vernon, National Register of Historic Places in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, Virginia

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