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    Sale 2492 | Lot 1
    Price Realized: $358With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2492 Lot 1

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CHARLES LEE. Brief Letter Signed, as Secretary to the Board of Treasury, to Commissioner of the Continental Loan Office for the State of Massachusetts Bay Nathaniel Appleton, sending "the Resolution of the Congress for the Renewal of lost or destroyed Certificates, and a form of the Bond required to be taken on every such Occasion" [not present]. 1/2 page, tall 4to; moderate toning at edges and horizontal folds. Philadelphia, 16 June 1780

      Estimate $300 - 400

      Charles Lee (1758-1815) held the post of Secretary to the Board of Treasury during 1780 before beginning law practice in Virginia; he served as U.S. Attorney General, 1795-1801.

      From the Collection of William Wheeler III.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $358