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#315 - Robert E. Lee

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Rare handwritten and signed check as West Point’s superintendent

Scarce and extremely desirable handwritten check, 7.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Lee, “R. E. Lee,” payable to “Cash—B—Farmers Bank of Va” for $32.50, July 5, 1854. Lee adds further information at the top, “West Point, N. Y., Cash—Bank of the Old Dominion at Alexandria.” Several vertical folds, light creases and soiling, noticeable wrinkling to signature area adhesive remnants on reverse, and an expected cancellation cut and notation to body, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Lee. After distinguishing himself in the Mexican-American War, Lee reluctantly accepted an appointment as superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point in 1852, where he remained for three years. During this time he managed his affairs from afar, banking in his boyhood home of Alexandria with the Bank of the Old Dominion and Farmers Bank of Virginia, both of which would close during the Civil War. An extraordinarily desirable autograph prewar piece from the important Confederate leader. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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