Nov 01, 2016 - Sale 2428

Sale 2428 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 2,860
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
TODAY IS "THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER . . . WASHINGTON" TALLMADGE, BENJAMIN. Fragment of an Autograph Letter, with Franking Signature on verso ("Free / B. Tallmadge"), to Oliver Wolcott, concerning a dinner commemorating the anniversary of Washington's [birth]. Docketing on verso dated February, but remainder of date is obscured by remnants of prior mounting. 3 3/4x7 1/2 inches; short closed tears at right and lower edges, scattered remnants of prior mounting verso touching signature, folds. sold as is. Np, [22 February 1802]?

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"This day being the anniversary of our illustrious Father, our entombed friend G:Washington, the federal members of both branches of the Legislature propose dining together. No Judas will be permitted to partake at the festive board, nor will an amphibious Character be found there."
with--Benjamin Tallmadge. Clipped portion of an ALS, including only closing: "I am sincerely your friend / & most Obed't Serv't / Benj'n Tallmadge." 2x4 inches; remnants of prior mounting overall verso, tiny hole (not affecting signature). Np, nd.