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    Printed Lottery Ticket issued to help fund the Washington City Canal, signed by Daniel Carroll

    Daniel Carroll Signed Printed Lottery Ticket, 3" x 2", circa early 1790s, completed in manuscript. An early American lottery ticket issued to help fund the Washington City Canal "for cutting the Canal through the City of Washington to the Eastern-Branch Harbour." Numbered in manuscript and signed by Daniel Carroll. Carroll was Commissioner of the District of Columbia after serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress and signing the Articles of Confederation in 1781. George Washington, a friend of Carroll, appointed him one of three Commissioners to survey and limit a part of Washington, D.C. Carroll served as Commissioner until 1795, when his age and poor health caused him to resign. Thus, the ticket can be dated no later than 1795. Irregularly trimmed, some wear, but generally very good.


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    June, 2008
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