Lot 4: Carter Braxton Handwritten Signed Letter
11th July 2018
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1736–1797) who was one of the wealthiest and most powerful plantation owners in the colony. Rare ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 9, July 26, 1777. Letter written from "Delaware Town," in part: "Your Letter dated the 14 of this instant by Mr. Harris containing your Act of Assembly & Letters from Mr. Cowper, came yesterday accidentally to hand…Mr. Cowper had indeed wrote to me respecting the Salt…I do not know how much I can get for the Salt but believe any Price in reason as there is little or none at markett and it will be rising untill it all gets to Suffolk at which time I will begin to sell…To my great Surprise the Clarks Town express is not yet arrived." He goes on to discuss tobacco, rum, and other goods and supplies. Silked on both sides and in very good condition, with light staining, professional cleaning, and several small repairs.
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