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    Robert E. Lee Signed Check Signed Twice, 1838 A manuscript check accomplished entirely in Lee's hand, drawn on the Bank of the State of Missouri, dated St. Louis, October 23, 1838. The check, measuring 7.75" x 2.25", is made payable to himself: "pay to R E Lee or Bearer" for the sum of $18 in "Specie." The check is again signed, "R E Lee," at the bottom right. Very light toning, cancellation cuts clear of signatures, overall boldly penned and signed. An early example from early in Lee's military career, having just months earlier taken on his first independent assignment as Superintending Engineer of the River and Harbor Work at St. Louis. A great piece of history. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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