Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 64

Price Realized: $ 1,950
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
DIED FOUR DAYS AFTER SIGNING STEUBEN, FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Steuben," to John Porteous, sending a draft on Benjamin Walker for £200 [not present], explaining that his need is due to having purchased cattle and having failed to sell land, and promising to visit as soon as possible. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; address leaf inlaid, small hole from seal tear repaired with paper verso, folds. Steuben [NY], 24 November [1794: from docketing]

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"In Expect[at]ion of . . . Your having received the payment of the draft on Coll. Benj. Walker of 100 £ . . . I take the Liberty to trouble You again by inclosing an other draft . . . on the Same Gentleman.
"The neccessaire [sic] acquisition of fourty [sic] H[e]ads of Cattel on one Side, and the disapointement [sic] in Selling 5 or 6 hunderd [sic] acres of Land on the other, obliges me to have recours[e] to you . . . .
". . . [T]he first good road will be employed to pay my Visit to you and our friend Mr. Noble . . . ."