?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000
SITTING PRESIDENT READY TO SELL LAND IF BUYERS "ACT LIKE FAIR AND CANDID MEN" WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "G:Washington," as President, to Ebenezer Tucker, suggesting that the parties interested in the tract of land Washington has to sell [on Millers Run in Washington County, PA] name their price only after examining the tract. 1 page, 4to; silked on recto and verso, edges reinforced, faint scattered foxing, docketing on verso. New York, 24 January 1790
". . . It is my sincere opinion that the land mentioned in it is worth what I asked for it--to wit four dollars per acre . . . . [L]et those, who are really inclinable to buy, come forward, like men that are in earnest, and say what they will give--If they, or their Agent have seen the land, (and without this it is useless to name any price) have examined its qualities and improvements, they can say what they will give, and ought to act like fair and candid men--On these terms I am ready to treat with them. It is not my intention to dispose of the land for a song, nor is it my wish to higgle, or make many words to the bargain--for which reason I pray them to come to a decision at once, and that you would inform me of the result . . . ."