Lot 177: Third-person manuscript DS, signed "P. Henry," one page, 7.5 x 2, December 13, 1794. Receipt for payment accomplished in another hand and signed by Henry in a blank area of the first line, in part: "Recd from P. Henry twenty four Shillings for making Shirts for Jno. H. Christian. Recd by me." Signed beneath by Anne Clark with her mark, "X." Also signed in the lower left by Henry's daughter as a witness, "Sarah Henry." In very good condition, with a central vertical fold and heavy overall foxing. Accompanied by an engraved portrait. Henry was the legal guardian of the boy noted in the document, John Henry Christian, who was his 13-year-old nephew.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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