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    Revolutionary War Patriot William A. Washington Autograph Letter Signed. Four integral pages with letter on page one, 8" x 7.5", n.p., May 15, 1789, written to Robert Carter. Remnants of seal on fourth page with rip where seal was originally broken, though no text lost. Very good.

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    Washington, a distant relative of George Washington, was awarded a silver medal from the Continental Congress for his valor and leadership at the Battle of Cowpens. Carter had been appointed by King George III to the Virginia Council; after resigning, he became a supporter of the American cause. In this letter, Washington asks Carter to send his coach to pick up his daughter and friend; Washington would have sent his own, but he "had the misfortune to loose my Charriot Horses". 

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