Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    George Washington Three Language Ship's Papers Signed "Go: Washington." One partially printed page, 12.75" x 15.75", Boston, December 4, 1794. Issued in English, French, and Dutch to "Abijah Luce as master or commander of the Schooner called Lucy of the burthen of Sixty eight tons or thereabouts...bound for Hispaniola and laden with Boards beef butter fish four pork lard oil & rum..." Countersigned by Edmund Randolph as secretary of state and Benjamin Lincoln as collector of the Port of Boston. Blind embossed seal of the United States at center left. Folds are very weak and separating throughout with some loss of paper and text, but not affecting the signatures, which remain bold and very bright. Toned throughout, especially along the folds, which also show some light staining. Several small holes hear the seal at left.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,106

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

    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
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2021 February 27 - 28 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    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