Lot #254
Arthur Lee

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Estimate: $400+


American diplomat during the American Revolutionary War (1740-1792) who helped negotiate the Treaty of Alliance with France in 1778. Free franked address leaf, measuring 9 x 5.75 with a main panel of 5.5 x 3.25, addressed in another hand to "Nathaniel Gilman Esq'r, Comm'r of the Loan Office for the State of New Hampshire," boldly franked in the lower left, "Free, A. Lee." Docketed by the recipient along the right edge as received on August 20, 1788, "Relative to the Requisition of Congress for paym. in Int." In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of the letter originally enclosed, regarding the payment of interest on the domestic debt. Gilman was the brother of Constitution signers Nicholas Gilman, Jr., making this an especially interesting association piece.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021

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