Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Francis Lightfoot Lee Autograph Document Signed. One page, 14.5" x 2", n. p., May 10, 1773. In full: "N.B. Where the [illegible] consign'd falls short of the money advanced, interest should be charged upon the balances from April 1772." Expertly silked on the verso repairing detachment of the folds and several small tears. Some wrinkling of the paper is evident.

    When he wrote this, Lee (1734-1797) was a member of the Virginian House of Burgesses, a position he had held since 1765. He was a member of the group of men who called for a general congress and was sent as a Virginia delegate to the first Continental Congress, serving until 1779. While a member of the Congress, Lee signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served in the Virginia Senate from 1778 until 1782.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 685

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $735,674