Lot 699: Unusually long AQS on an off-white 5.75 x 12 sheet, signed at the conclusion, "S. F. Smith." Smith pens the four original verses of 'America' in their entirety. In part: "My country, 'tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / Of thee I sing; / Land where my fathers died, / Land of the pilgrims' pride, / From every mountain side, / Let freedom ring." In very good condition, with repaired separations to intersecting folds, a couple small tears, and soiling to the lower right.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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