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"YOU MUST EITHER HAVE BEEN MISINFORMED… OR YOU MUST HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD"

WASHINGTON, George. Letter signed. Head Quarters, New Windsor, 11th May 1781.

Important 1781 letter signed by George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, accomplished in the hand of aide Tench Tilghman and written to the German Major General Baron de Riedesel regarding the sensitive matter of prisoner exchanges, mentioning his senior aide, Alexander Hamilton, as well as British General John Burgoyne. Boldly signed, beautifully framed with a portrait of Washington. $55,000.

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STRIKING 19TH-CENTURY PORTRAITS OF GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, George and Martha) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington. Cincinnati, circa 1864. Together, two framed pieces.

Mid-19th-century chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington, laid on canvas, each in a contemporary gilt frame. $6500.

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WASHINGTON’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, 1795, “WORTHY TO BE PRINTED WITH LETTERS OF GOLD”

WASHINGTON, George. State of the Union Address: Seventh Annual Message Before Congress. Boston, Wednesday, December 16, 1795.

Very early Boston newspaper printing of Washington’s 1795 State of the Union Address, issued as a broadside extra just eight days after Washington delivered the speech in Congress. $4500.

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ORIGINAL BROADSIDE SEAMAN’S CONTRACT,
CONTAINING THE ACT OF CONGRESS FOR THE REGULATION OF SEAMEN, SIGNED IN PRINT BY GEORGE WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, George) CONGRESS. Original broadside "seaman"s contract" Probably Boston, 1800.

Original seaman’s contract issued by Master Penn Townsend in 1801 for a voyage of the Brig Rambler from Boston to the East Indies, listing himself, ten seamen a steward and a cook, finished and witnessed by Boston merchant William Shimmin. $2800.

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“A VALUABLE BUFFER ZONE AGAINST THE COLONIES OF THE EUROPEAN POWERS IN NORTH AMERICA”

UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Act for Granting Lands in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio. [Philadelphia, 1791].

First official printing of a key early land-grant Act, a rare folio printing of one of the very first laws to reach into new western territories, passed by the First Congress under the supervision of Secretary of State Jefferson and approved into law by Washington on March 3, 1791. $2500.

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"WE HAVE OVERSHOT OUR MARK… IT IS IMPOSSIBLE WE SHOULD SUCCEED”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (WASHINGTON, George) (BACHE, Benjamin Franklin). Epistles Domestic, Confidential, and Official. New-York, 1796.

First edition of a signal volume of Washington’s correspondence featuring seven infamous forgeries that lead this otherwise authentic collection in an attempt to tarnish his legacy with early political propaganda. Washington repudiated the Revolutionary-era forgeries for the first time on publication of Epistles, charging “he had never seen or heard of them until they appeared in print," with engraved frontispiece portrait, an exceptional uncut copy in original boards. $1400.

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FINE HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S RECEPTION BY THE LADIES AT TRENTON

(WASHINGTON, George) KELLOGGS & COMSTOCK, lithographer. Hand-colored Lithograph: Washington's Reception by the Ladies, at Trenton. New York, circa 1848-50.

Hand-colored lithographic view of Washington's reception by the ladies on passing the bridge at Trenton in April of 1789, on his way to New York to be inaugurated as the First President of the United States, in an early wooden frame. $750.

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19TH-CENTURY HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AT PRAYER

(WASHINGTON, George) KELLOGGS & THAYER, lithographer. Hand-colored Lithograph: Washington at Prayer. Hartford, Conn. circa 1846-47.

Hand-colored lithograph of George Washington kneeling at prayer, with his hand on the Bible and his sword and spyglass laid on the floor, in a handsome early wooden frame. $650.

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"NOTHING OUGHT TO JUSTIFY A DEPARTURE FROM THE ENGRAVED PLAN" (WASHINGTON)

(U.S. CONGRESS) (WASHINGTON, George). Report from the Committee… A Motion in the Form of Two Resolutions of the House. Washington, 1802.

First edition of this scarce House report reproducing correspondence relating to disputes concerning the plan of Washington city. $225.

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