MastroNet Winter 2004
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George Washington (1732-1799) quilled this receipt on December 23, 1774—a mere six months prior to his appointment as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. George's script, which includes a stunning third-person signature (full name example), grades "9" in strength and reads, "Then received from George Washington the curr't sum of One hundred pounds in part payment for Wheat sold him by..." The unframed 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" document is then endorsed by recipient Thomas Triplett. With the exception of a tiny piece out of the top two corners, this receipt has a splendid Near Mint appearance. Its reverse reveals a horizontal fold line and small pieces of clear tape in two of the corners, but these details are barely evident when viewing the obverse. For those presidential autograph collectors lacking the Chief Executive who started it all, this may be precisely the early, beautifully signed document you've been searching for! LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
1774 George Washington Handwritten Receipt
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