Apr 17, 2012 - Sale 2276

Sale 2276 - Lot 190

Price Realized: $ 13,200
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ANNOUNCING DEATH OF WASHINGTON TO GOVERNOR OF MISSISSPPI PICKERING, TIMOTHY. Autograph Letter Signed, twice, as Secretary of State, to the Governor of the Territory of Mississippi Winthrop Sargent, announcing the death of General George Washington, promising to put his petitions before Congress on Monday, expecting that Judge Tilton will be visiting him in January, and in a postscript signed with initials, sending a copy of Iredell's Laws of North Carolina [not present]. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; moderate bleed-through to recto and verso, two short separations at folds repaired with tissue verso, docketing on verso. (AKF) "Department of State," 21 December 1799...

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"I have to announce to you the death of the universally lamented General Washington. It was sudden & unexpected: The disorder, an inflammatory sore-throat, which in twenty four hours terminated his early existence. This happened on Saturday the 14th instant. The news-papers . . . will more fully describe to you the public sensations, and the manner in which this event will be distinguished. . . ."