Outstanding Revolutionary War (circa 1777) hand-addressed and franked address panel, 6 x 3, addressed by Washington, “On public service, Major General St. Claire, on the route to Springfield,” and franked in the lower left corner “Go. Washington.” Archivally double-matted and framed with a small portrait of Washington and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 13.5 x 18. A well-done repair to a central vertical separation, small repair above address and just a bit of subtle toning. Panel was most likely sent after St. Claire’s loss of Fort Ticonderoga while Washington was serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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