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#1 - George Washington Estimate: $10,000+

As a board member of the Potowmack Company, George Washington endorses a supply receipt

Manuscript DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.75 x 5.25, October 18, 1787. Manuscript receipt by "Gerar Green," in full: "Alexandria, June 2d, 1787 Recd. of Wm. Houtshorne Two Iron fifty Six weights, one quire paper, Ten quarter Casks Powder, Two Bundles Soal Leather, one Bundle upper Leather, and one Keg Nails—to be delivered to James Smith at the Great Falls of Potomac—for which I have received one Dollar & a Quarter for the carriage thereof." Endorsed on the reverse by George Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin, all members of the board of the Potowmack Company. In fine condition, with small pieces of old tape along the bottom edge of the front.

One of Washington's greatest interests in the period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the start of his presidency was the development of the picturesque Potomac River as a navigable inland transportation route. The Potowmack Company, formed to accomplish this task using a series of locks and canals, was formed in 1785 and Washington was named the company's president; its board of directors included the other signers of this document. With an eye toward the greater good of the nation, Washington's ambitions surpassed those of the ordinary businessman. He believed that improved infrastructure would strengthen the fledgling United States, with the Potomac Canal forming a literal link from east to west and binding together territories in a 'chain which could never be broken.' A spectacular, crisply signed document from one of Washington's important endeavors.

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