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      Sale 2276 | Lot 75
      Price Realized: $3,120With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2276 Lot 75

        SIGNER FROM PENNSYLVANIA MORRIS, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "Robt Morris," to Major General Charles Lee, concerning Lee's personal finances. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf; seal tear, minor ink smears, two small ink burns. "Manheim in Pensylvania," 21 April 1778

        Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

        A substantial letter from the "Financier of the Revolution": "All the contrivances I was master of was insufficient to procure any payments in England on your acct. . . . I am told your estate is a very fine one, worth much more money than you gave for it." This was two months before Lee's disgrace at the Battle of Monmouth, for which he was court-martialed and relieved of his duties as Major General under Washington. Provenance: Anderson's sale, 8 December 1927, lot 152.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,120