Lot 199: 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 Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed "Br[a]x[ton]," one page, 5.75 x 7.5, June 22, 1780. Letter to John Taylor regarding business matters and tobacco planting. In part: "I hope I can keep the Tobacco engaged a day or two longer but there are two or three waiting to receive it—I can make some of your Bills asn. one half on Phila. hall at six weeks sight. I pray you come up or send off immediately that I may effect the Business." Affixed to a same-size sheet for restoration and reinforcement. Retains the original address panel in Braxton's hand affixed to the second integral page. Newspaper clippings and a printed facsimile autograph are affixed inside. Restored to good condition, with large areas of restored paper loss to top and bottom (including to most of the signature area), heavy overall dampstaining affecting portions of the writing and signature, and general soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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