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    George Washington 1778 Address Leaf Free Franked "Go: Washington", one page, 10.75" x 9.5", address portion, 7.5" x 3.5". On laid paper. Addressed "To/Colo. Bland/1st Regt. Dragoons/Petersburgh/Virginia" by Washington's aide-de-camp Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman who had also handwritten the text of the letter signed by Washington enclosed with this franked address leaf. In June 1776, Theodorick Bland became a captain in Virginia's cavalry. He eventually rose to become colonel of the 1st Continental Light Dragoons. Docketed, probably by Bland, "Genl Washingtons/letter/White Plains July 23d/recd Augt 7th." The letter is published in The Writings of George Washington edited by John C. Fitzpatrick: "Head Quarters, White Plains, July 22, 1778. The franked address leaf has been silked for strengthening and preservation.

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