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    Francis Scott Key Document Signed "F S Key." One page of a bifolium, 7.75" x 13", Washington, July 3, 1816, docketed on the verso. A legal document signed by Key and George Corbin Washington, the grandnephew of President George Washington. It reads, in part: "Know all men by these present that we George C. Washington & Francis Scott Key of Washington County in the District of Columbia are held and firmly bound to the United States of America in the full and just sum of twenty thousand dollars current money..." George Corbin Washington established the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank in 1814. During this period he was also a member of Maryland's House of Delegates. It's unknown what this transaction between Key and Washington concerned, but further research may uncover the details.

    Condition: With old fold creases and some minor splits in the folds. Soiling and ink stains throughout.


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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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