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    At Auction March 22, 2018



    George Washington, Letter Signed, as Commander in Chief, planning the Sullivan Expedition, “Head Quarters,” Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1778.

    Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

    Walt Whitman, signature & corrections on a secretary's

    manuscript draft of his last poem, A Thought of Columbus,

    Camden, NJ, 1892. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.



    Gracing this sale is a poem completed by Walt Whitman on his deathbed, transcribed by a secretary and signed, with holograph edits. It was his last poem, entitled A Thought of Columbus, 1892. We feature a 1778 letter signed by George Washington, planning the Sullivan Expedition against Loyalists and enemy Iroquois at the frontier; an autograph note signed in 1772 by Benedict Arnold; and a 1470 document signed by Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Also in the sale are letters and manuscripts by writers, musicians and artists.





    For more information on the sale, contact Specialist Marco Tomaschett in the Autographs department.


    Consign with Swann

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