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HISTORICAL DOCUMENT AND BOOK AUCTION

INCLUDING GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

SIGNED DOCUMENTS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 5:30 PM

(PREVIEWS: SUNDAY, 11/11, NOON TO 4 PM AND MONDAY, 11/12, NOON TO 4:30 PM)

OLD FEED MILL AUCTION CENTER

487 DIVISION ST., BOONTON, NJ (JUST OFF IS 287 AT EXIT 45

Over 2,000 items will be auctioned..

 Catalog available at www.oldfeedmillauction.com by Friday, November 2nd.

Old Feed Mill Auction will be selling several documents of importance,

 including the following documents

(Photos available on request):

  1. A letter written by General George Washington on February 20, 1780, while encamped at the Ford Mansion in Morristown, New Jersey.  It was written to Colonel Goose Van Schaick and a transcription of the letter is below.

Head Qtrs Morris Town Feby 20. 1780

Sir,

    I request that You will transmit his Excellency, Governor

Clinton as soon as possible, an Exact Return of the Non

Commissd Officers & privates in Your Regiment; designating in a

Particular manner the number inlisted for the War and the

Different terms of service of the residue digested in Monthly

Columns.  You will nevertheless forward me a similar Return.  I

Am sir with great esteem & regard yr Most Obt st.

  1. Washington

This was the actual letter sent to Colonel Van Schaick on February 20, 1780.  A transcript of the draft copy is found in George Washington’s Revolutionary War Series, Volume 24.

The letter was drafted by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison, who served as Washington’s military secretary for five years, from 1776 to 1781.

 

  1. A note of introduction Abraham Lincoln wrote for a Mr. Murtaugh:

"Will Mr. Risley please see & hear the bearer, Mr.Murtaugh?

  1. Lincoln"

This note was written just one month before the end of the war and a mere five weeks before Lincoln was assassinated.

 

  1. An autographed copy of "America", written by S. F. Smith in 1832,

and autographed in May, 1894.

 

 

 

 

Jack Wootton

Jack Wootton,
Auctioneer, NAANYSAA
 

Sarah Wootton,
Assistant Auctioneer 

Judy Wootton,
Scribe

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