01 November 2016, 13:30 EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 45: TALLMADGE, BENJAMIN. Fragment of an Autograph Letter, with Franking Signature on verso ("Free / B. Tallmadge"), to Oliver Wolcott,(16 views)
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Description: TODAY IS "THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER . . . WASHINGTON" TALLMADGE, BENJAMIN. Fragment of an Autograph Letter, with Franking Signature on verso ("Free / B. Tallmadge"), to Oliver Wolcott, concerning a dinner commemorating the anniversary of Washington's [birth]. Docketing on verso dated February, but remainder of date is obscured by remnants of prior mounting. 3 3/4x7 1/2 inches; short closed tears at right and lower edges, scattered remnants of prior mounting verso touching signature, folds. sold as is. Np, [22 February 1802]?
"This day being the anniversary of our illustrious Father, our entombed friend G:Washington, the federal members of both branches of the Legislature propose dining together. No Judas will be permitted to partake at the festive board, nor will an amphibious Character be found there."
with--Benjamin Tallmadge. Clipped portion of an ALS, including only closing: "I am sincerely your friend / & most Obed't Serv't / Benj'n Tallmadge." 2x4 inches; remnants of prior mounting overall verso, tiny hole (not affecting signature). Np, nd.