Lot #169
Northwest Territory: Francis Vigo

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Estimate: $500+


Italian-American patriot and fur trader (1747-1836) who aided American forces during the Revolutionary War, most famously as an informant to George Rogers Clark. In addition to his services as a patriot and spy, Vigo was the foremost financier of the American Revolution in the Northwest. Manuscript DS, signed “Vigo,” one page both sides, 8 x 13, January 15, 1803. Document regarding the penal sum of $100 to be paid by Toussaunt Dubois, John Rice Jones, and Francis Vigo to probate judge Abaraham Westphall, in regards to "a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits" of the deceased Nicholas Perrott. Signed at the conclusion in bold black ink by Vigo, and countersigned by Rice and Dubois. In very good condition, with light stains, splitting to the ends of folds, and complete separation along the central horizontal fold repaired on the reverse with archival tape.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #604 - Ended March 10, 2021