Lot 367: George Rogers Clark

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:04:13


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Lot 367: Virginia-born Revolutionary War officer (1752–1818) whose success in capturing crucial lands in the Northwest Territory greatly weakened British control and influence and earned him the sobriquet 'Conqueror of the Old Northwest.' Manuscript DS, signed "G. R. Clark," one page, 8 x 4.25, September 23, 1781. General Clark signs a certification that his brother William is owed by the state of Virginia "the sum of seventy-nine dollars in Specie for seventy-nine days' service as carpenter in the Artificer Company on the Western Expedition under the command of Brigadier General George Rogers Clark at one dollar per day." Signed in the lower left by Clark and countersigned on the right by George Walls. Central vertical and horizontal folds, light soiling, and the body of the document very light but legible, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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