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Price Realized: $406 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Sale 2483 Lot 4
ARMSTRONG, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, to attorney James Tilghman, sending the names of two applicants for lots of land near Carlisle [Pennsylvania], giving the estimated value of the lots, noting that the need for firewood would likely deplete the remaining wood on No. 3, hoping to see friends in Philadelphia, complaining that travel on the road to that city is more difficult than it was during the frost of 1739-40, and, in a postscript, sending compliments to the governor. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; loss to lower edge with a line of postscript truncated, complete separation at horizontal fold repaired with tissue verso, some scattered ink burn. Carlisle [PA], 6 December 1775
Estimate $600 - 900
"In my first . . . letter, shewing . . . who were the applyers for the Family's Lands laid out Eastward of Carlisle, I omitted the names of those who spoke for the No. 3 & 4 because these two Lotts being thought to have been valued t[o]o high in the first eastimation requir'd a second examination, which Mr. Lyons and myself hath carefully given them long ago. . . . Jonathan Holmes was the first applyer for No 3, and Mr. Ephraim Blair for No. 4 . . . ."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $406