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#159 - Richard Henry Lee Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $4,000+

Scarce handwritten letter from the Virginian signer

Member of the notable Lee family and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1732-1794). ALS, one page, 8 x 10, April 28, 1792. In full: "I have received a letter from Mr. Wm. Lee the elder, under date the 16th of April, in which he writes as followeth 'Be so good as inform Dr. Beatty that I have had all his accounts relative to my sons expences revised, & in that which he sent me by him last spring I find he has charged the crowns he gave to my Son when he left Princeton; and among a number of bills which he charges as being then to be paid he puts down Stryker the shoemakers bill 40s/ The sum total of his whole account when he receives the three dollars you were to pay him will be overpaid 1s / 3d Virginia currency.' In consequence of the above letter, and in conformity with Mr. Lee's directions I deliver to our common friend Mr. Boudinot three dollars for you. I have the honor to be, with much esteem, Sir your most humble Servt." Handsomely cloth-matted and framed with an engraved portrait, plaque, and state flag of Virginia to an overall size of 20.25 x 19.5. In fine condition, with a thin strip of old mounting residue along the left edge.

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