Lot #256
Richard Henry Lee Document Signed

Scarce Virginia document concerning the rents of Thomas Lord Fairfax, signed by future Declaration signer Richard Henry Lee
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Scarce Virginia document concerning the rents of Thomas Lord Fairfax, signed by future Declaration signer Richard Henry Lee

Member of the notable Lee family and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1732-1794). Scarce manuscript DS, one page both sides, 8 x 13, 1758. Legal document for a real estate transaction, in part: "Joseph Lane…and Richard Lee of the same Parish…do owe & stand Justly Indebted unto the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax proprietor of the said Northern Neck in the full and Just Sum of eight hundred pounds Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Thos. Lord Fairfax…to be collector and receiver of all and all manner of debts, dues and demands that are due and oweing from all and every the Tenants and Landholders unto said proprietor within the County of Westmoreland." Signed at the conclusion by Richard Henry Lee, along with Lucy Lee, Richard Lee, and Joseph Lane, who served in the General Assembly and was a lieutenant colonel in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1793. In very good to fine condition, with dampstaining to the top.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021





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