Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 229

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. The Will of General George Washington. 32 pages. 16mo, original plain wrappers, moderate wear, partial closed tear along fold; minor foxing, minor dampstaining to title page only, early number tag on inner wrapper. Alexandria, VA, 1800

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first edition of washington's will, including the provision by which he emancipated his slaves: "Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire, that all the Slaves which I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom." Evans 39000; Howes W145 ("aa"); Sabin 101752.