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George Washington Signed Free Frank Address Panel to Nephew Lawrence Lewis

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An exceedingly rare George Washington signed free frank panel addressed to nephew Lawrence Lewis (1767–1839). The panel, addressed in Washington’s hand, reads ‘Alex (Alexandria, Virginia) 7 Aug. / Free / Mr. Lawrence Lewis / Recommended to the care of Maj. Geo. Lewis, Fredericksburg / Go: Washington’. The address panel is housed in frame below an intaglio print featuring George Washington. The items are presented beneath green matting and encompassed by a black and gold tone frame with hanging wire affixed at its verso. The piece is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication.

Provenance: ex Paul C. Richards Autographs

  • The autograph(s) on this item were visually inspected by a third-party authenticator and have received a “pass” in their pass/fail visual inspection test. An Auction Letter of Authenticity (ALOA) will be mailed to the winning bidder following the sale.


- small tear to top panel margin; (2) smoothed folds; slight discoloration to paper; glass was removed from frame.


12.25" W x 19.25" H x 0.75" D

- measures the frame; document dimensions: 4.75"H x 3"H.

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