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    George Washington Letter of Introduction Signed. One page, 7.5" x 9" (sight), Philadelphia; May 7, 1793. A letter of introduction for Dr. [Enoch] Edwards in what appears to be Tobias Lear's hand. It is addressed to Arthur Young (1741-1820), a British agriculturalist and lawyer. At the bottom left of the letter an addition in another hand reads, "Given to Lady Cullum by Arthur Young Esqr." Sir Thomas Cullum (1741-1831) and his wife Mary Hanson Cullum, lived in Suffolk, England near Arthur Young's estate. The letter reads in full:

    "At the request of several Gentlemen of my particular acquaintance in this City, I have taken the liberty of putting this letter into the hands of Dr Edwards, as an introduction of that Gent[l]eman to you.

    I am informed that Dr Edwards has two objects in view by going to Europe-the establishment of his health-and a desire of obtaining a knowledge of the agriculture of that part of the world. In order to facilitate the attainment of the latter object he is anxious to be made known to you-and those Gentlemen who have requested this letter speak of him as one of the best farmers in this State. I am therefore the more inclined to give you the trouble of this letter, as I hope your communications with Dr Edwards on agricultural affairs will be mutually pleasing and beneficial." Signed, "Go: Washington."

    The letter is matted and framed with a print of Washington to the overall size of 25.5" x 23.25". Not examined outside of the frame. COA from Stars Memorabilia.

    Condition: A few small areas of dampstaining at upper left corner and left center.




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