?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SALE OF HIS FATHER-IN-LAW'S SLAVE LEE, ROBERT E. Document Signed, "RELee," as witness, transferring Angelo Harris from George Washington Parke Custis to William Stabler. The document, in the hand of Custis, additionally signed by him, "George WP Custis." 1/2 page, 4to; moderate scattered foxing with some touching signatures, partial separation at horizontal fold affecting Custis signature, small hole above Lee signature, docketing on verso. (TFC) Np, 31 December 1844
". . . I George WP Custis of Arlington House, do . . . sell . . . in consideration of the sum of one dollar . . . a man slave named Angelo Harris, to William Stabler of the City of Alexandria . . . ." George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857) was the playwright stepson of President George Washington and the father-in-law of General Robert E. Lee.
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