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    Revolutionary War Officers and Staff under George Washington This lot of five documents includes:
    Joseph Reed Bank Draft Signed 1 page, 7.25" x 4", Philadelphia, April 1, 1779. Written in another hand but signed "Jos. Reed / President" as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council. Joseph Reed (1741-1785) served as Washington's military secretary. Condition: good with folds, some staining and corner chips
    Robert H. Harrison ALS, 3 pages, 6" x 7.5", March 12, 1788. This letter written by Washington aide Robert H. Harrison (1745-1790) is boldly signed "Rob: H: Harrison". Condition: fair-good with staining, a tear at the spine, and a 1-inch hole left by the original wax seal
    Ralph Izard ALS 3 pages, 7.5" x 9.75", New York, October 19, 1789, signed "Ra. Izard." Condition: very good with folds and a slight bit of browning at the edges
    Aaron Ogden Transportation Receipt Signed Two pages, 7.75" x 6.25", July 25, 1800. Partly written in another hand, this receipt signed "Aa. Ogden" by Continental Army officer Aaron Ogden (1756-1839) dates to his tenure as a lieutenant colonel in the new U.S. Army (1799-1800). In his later years, he continued as a transportation executive, running a steamship company that eventually was bankrupted by competition from James Fulton and Robert Livingston. Condition: good with folds, some staining and minor wear at the top edge
    Tobias Lear ALS, 1 page, 7.75" x 9.75", July 22, 1816, written less than two months before his death. At the time of writing, Lear was serving as Secretary of War in the James Madison administration. Signed "Your Mo. Obed. Servt: Tobias Lear." Condition: good with folds, minor stains and chipping on the bottom corners


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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