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    James Wilkinson - Lot of Three 1796 Documents Signed as a Trustee of Jerusalem, Virginia- perhaps best known for hosting the trial and execution of participants in the Nat Turner slave rebellion. Wilkinson obtained a captain's commission in the Revolutionary Army and rose to rank of brevetted brigadier-general. He also became secretary of the board of war, but his Involvement with the Conway cabal against Washington forced him to resign his honors. His life thereafter was filled with intrigue and conspiracy, and though he maneuvered himself out of trouble he never was successful. Two of his more noted plots were his alliance with the Spanish Governor of New Orleans and his involvement with the Burr conspiracy. This lot consists of three substantial 12" x 14.5" manuscript documents, all deeds to Jerusalem property. Partial separations and minor imperfections, but otherwise very good display appearance.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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