Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jun 13    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends June 13th
Sports Auction Preview
Begins Jun 14
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jun 28
Jul 11
Jul 19
Jul 26
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 2 - George Washington Catalog 420 (Dec 2013)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Sold Price: $10,779.60 (includes buyer's premium)


ALS as president signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.25 x 9, April 24, 1795. Letter to Daniel Carroll. In full: “Unless prevented by bad weather, or something else, unforeseen at present, I shall be at George Town on my way to Philadelphia on Monday next, & at as early an hour as I conveniently can, but to fix it precisely I am unable. With very great esteem & repose, I am, Dear Sir, Your Obedt Servant.” Nicely double-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Washington and a small plaque to an overall size of 22 x 18. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some small professional repairs to fold separations, mottled areas of light discoloration, and a uniform shade of toning from previous display.

In the first years of America’s independence, one of Washington’s most ambitious ventures was to make the Potomac River navigable as far as the Ohio River Valley, opening trade and transportation and drawing lands west of the Allegheny Mountains into the US. Requiring the cooperation of Virginia and Maryland, both of which bordered the river, Washington spearheaded the creation of the Patowmack Company, organized in May of 1785 with delegates from both states, including longtime acquaintance Daniel Carroll, a member of the Maryland Senate and the Continental Congress. All thirteen states were soon invited to send delegates to a convention in Annapolis ‘to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interest,’ leading to a general meeting in Philadelphia the following May. His leadership skills in lobbying for interstate cooperation on the Potomac set the tone for his future role as the nation’s chief executive. A beautifully penned letter to a well-known fellow patriot—one of only five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, and cousin of Declaration signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton—who remained a friend of Washington’s through the Revolution, his presidency, and his final years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.