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October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

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

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


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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Walker Roe, William August Washington, David Spinney, G. Washington Mt Vernon, William Augustine Washington