September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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According to Walter, these are "all Anthony Wayne related documents". There are six manuscript documents and two nineteenth century Anthony Wayne engravings. The most notable of these documents is a signed letter by General Anthony Wayne. It is reproduced below. "Waynesborough 3rd June 1792 Dear Sir May I request the favor of you to take charge of this Estate, and assist and advise Mrs. Wayne in the direction of my concerns in General in this Quarter, and that you will be so good as to see that the Articles of Agreement with Mr. John Brown are fully complied with, as also (?) with Capt. David Wilson respecting the lime and wood contract. You were so obliging as to Offer to see that all the business at West Chester, respecting entering Satis-factions upon all the Judgements Against me should be fully settled and completed; -as life is uncertain I wish this business done the soonest possible. For which purpose as well for the direction of my concerns in this Quarter you'll please to consider this as ample and Sufficient Authority with my best and kindest wishes for your health + happiness I am with Sincere Esteem. Your Affectionate friend + Humble Sevt AnTY Wayne CapT William Hayman" Another notable document in this lot is a reciept for Colonel Isaac Wayne for the following articles to be handed down to his nephew William N. Evens, when he reached the age of twenty one: twenty four small silver cups, one large gold medal, one large medal of the Order of Cincinnati and one gold watch all the above having belonged to General Anthony Wayne. This document is dated January 19, 1842. Also included is a letter recording the donation of a letter written by General Anthony Wayne to General Washington, detailing the affair at Stoney Point. It was donated by Colonel Isaac Wayne to the Chester County Athenaeum. This letter is dated November 20, 1832. A receipt from Philadelphia, dated July 18, 1798 is included, and notes: " Received from Mr. Isaac Wayne 1 Pount/2/6 For advertising the formation of a Troop of Horse at Great Valley". There is also a short note requesting the attendance of Colonel Isaac Wayne at a "Celebration of his Glorious Victory" in Rockland County. It also asks if he could bring any relics of the galant General. A Letter dated March 19, 1832 and written at West Chester is included. The Atheneaum of Chester County accepts with gratitude autographs and signatures of distinguished Revolutionary characters on correspondence of his father, the late General Anthony Wayne. Another letter written at the Waynesborough Farm in 1832 is included. Colonel Isaac Wayne is offering "autographic signatures" of several distinguished Major Generals, Brigadier Generals and Colonels of the Revolutionary War. He also offers an autographic letter of each Major General of the Pennsylvania Line. There is another short letter offering the previous letters instead of "commiting them indiscriminently to the flames". It is dated March 14, 1832. Another letter regarding the donation of Anthony Wayne's correspondence is included. A final letter dated February 21, 1831 from Colonel Isaac Wayne mentions " donating his father's telescope to the Cabinet of Natural Science located your beautiful Borough of West Chester". Condition: Anthony Wayne letter is in pieces, with some loss. It needs to be secured. Other documents are in good condition.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,353.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,500
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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