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Lot 301

Whipple, William. Autograph letter signed ("WW"), 1 page, on laid watermarked paper, 11½ x 7¼ in., Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1779. Center horizontal fold is separated; other small edge chips and splits, easily repaired. To an unidentified recipient, on Continental Congress business: "Hearing of an express for Boston I embrace the opportunity to inform you that an order is issued on the Treasury for 500,000 Dols which will be forwarded as soon as possible to the navy Board at Boston out of this sum. I hope your present wants will be supplied. Collins tells me he has got a considerable sum of money in his hands belonging to Barnes Estate but he is very doubtfull whether any thing will be left after the creditors are satisfied which by the Laws of this state must be first done. I wish you wd furnish me with the amo[un]t of the cost already bestowed on the ship you are building as soon as you can conveniently come at it. My Respects to the Black Eyed Lady at your fireside; has she put you to the expence of another cradle yet…."
Estimated Value $1,600 - 2,000.

Realized $2,520

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