Lot 1: Rare Bank of Alexandria check, 6.75 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Washington, "G:o Washington," payable to Abraham Herner for $25, October 6, 1797. Washington also amended the printed location to read "Mt. Vernon," rather than Alexandria. Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait. In fine condition. Washington was a depositor and stockholder in the Bank of Alexandria, which was the first bank in Virginia when it was established in 1792. In his will, he directed that his account and holdings in the institution be used to endow a free school for orphaned and indigent children. Washington checks in such exceptional condition are virtually unobtainable, this being perhaps the only uncut example extant.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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