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47075: George Washington Document Signed. One page, 5"
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George Washington Document Signed. One page, 5" x 7.25", no place [Alexandria, Virginia]; August 5, 1786. A document relating to the Potomack Company. The recto contains an order from George Gilpin to William Hartshorne authorizing him, as Treasurer, to pay James Brindley thirty-six pounds "for services rendered the Potomack Company by order of the president and director...". Signed, "Go: Washington" on verso as president of the company. Countersigned by George Gilpin and John Fitzgerald as directors. The Potomac Company was formed in 1784 to help facilitate navigation and trade along the Potomac River for the benefit of both Virginia and Maryland, and to aid in western expansion. It was responsible for the Patowmack Canal and several skirting canals, which succeeded in opening the river up for the shipment of bulk goods. The company was taken over by the Chesapeake and Ohio Company in 1828. Condition: One edge uneven. HID03101062020 © 2022 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved
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47075: George Washington Document Signed. One page, 5"

Estimate $7,200 - $10,800
Jun 04, 2022
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Starting Price $4,400
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47075: 47075: George Washington Document Signed. One page, 5"

Sold for $9,000
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Est. $7,200 - $10,800Starting Price $4,400
Historical Manuscripts - #6247
Jun 04, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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George Washington Document Signed. One page, 5" x 7.25", no place [Alexandria, Virginia]; August 5, 1786. A document relating to the Potomack Company. The recto contains an order from George Gilpin to William Hartshorne authorizing him, as Treasurer, to pay James Brindley thirty-six pounds "for services rendered the Potomack Company by order of the president and director...". Signed, "Go: Washington" on verso as president of the company. Countersigned by George Gilpin and John Fitzgerald as directors. The Potomac Company was formed in 1784 to help facilitate navigation and trade along the Potomac River for the benefit of both Virginia and Maryland, and to aid in western expansion. It was responsible for the Patowmack Canal and several skirting canals, which succeeded in opening the river up for the shipment of bulk goods. The company was taken over by the Chesapeake and Ohio Company in 1828. Condition: One edge uneven. HID03101062020 © 2022 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved
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Buyer's Premium per Lot:<br />25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,001 and $3,000,000, plus 15% of any amount over $3,000,001 per lot.

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