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Lot 270

Boone, Daniel (1734-1820) American frontiersman and folk hero. Autograph letter signed ("Daniel Boone"), and initialed ("D B"), one page, 12½ x 8 1/8 in., no place, August 11, 1785. To Thomas Hart in Hagerstown, Maryland. Docketed on verso; silked on verso and mounted on paper, very toned; marginal chipping and fraying.

Boone writes to his friend and business partner, Thomas Hart, regarding a plot of land he has located for Hart in the same area Boone himself would settle in 1786. He describes the plot of land, near Limestone, Kentucky: "Dear Col. / A Col Rochester will inform you of Every surcomstance in Regard to your Land afares. I shall only ad that the Land I Located for you is good Exsept about 3 or 4 hundered acres in the SE Corner….the Land Lyes about 15 Miles from the Mouth of Limstone and if you or Col Rochester should come Down the River Next Spring I hope to be Living at that place and R[e]ady to show you your Land. My famyly are all Well hoping yours are in the Same. I am Dear Sir with the gratest Respect…." Boone confirms that their mutual friend and business partner, Colonel (Nathaniel) Rochester (after whom Rochester, New York was named) has settled all Boone's expenses for Hart's land.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,500.

Realized $9,900

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