A George Washington autograph military letter is to auction with a $35,000-40,000 estimate at Early American History Auctions on June 28.
It dates to 1776, when the war of independence was at its full height, and reads in part: "I have now before me your Letter of the 4th Instant, enclosing the report against ordering out any more of the Militia from the counties of Orange, Dutchess, Westchester or Ulster.
"The reasons alleged by the Committee to whom this matter was referred, are entirely satisfactory to me, and therefore I do not expect a compliance with that part of my letter which respects this matter.
"-- I have the honour to be your Most Obedient Servt. -- (Signed) G. Washington."
Letters signed by Washington in 1776 are highly prized among collectors as this was the year the Declaration of Independence was passed.
We have this signed lottery ticket from Washington available.
A receipt signed by silversmith and patriot Paul Revere is likely to prove another highlight, with an estimate of $20,000-25,000.
The receipt indicates that a "Mr Benjamin Henderson" bought "Six Silver Tea Spoons… Making one pr Silver Sugar Tongs… Making Engraving of Cyphers" on April 24, 1795.
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