Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Benjamin Rush: A Partial Signed Autograph Letter from One of the Scarcer Declaration of Independence Signers. Pages 2 - 3 with signature, written at Philadelphia May 23, 1788. 6.375" x 8".

    Rush writes in an effort to clear his good name after an apparent misattribution related to the Jersey College. He asks that their record be corrected, and declares "I have never myself taken one step to transmit my unworthy name to posterity as the friend of learning, but I do not wish it to be transmitted, in your vote for having injured its interests, by a delinquency that may as easily be ascribed to fraud, as to such accidents as no human custom could have foreseen or prevented."


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 394

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 December 6 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search