Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Sotheby's to auction George Washington letters from 1776

UPI News Service, 01/13/2005 

A group of letters written by George Washington containing military orders from 1776 on will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York.

The eight letters written to Charles Lee, an English-born soldier of fortune, are the first from this correspondence to appear at auction in more than 30 years.

Washington was the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and Lee was the most experienced general officer in that army. They reveal how Washington asserted his authority as Lee seemed more interested in pursuing his own agenda and promoting his own reputation, rather than following Washington's directions.

The letters descended in the Goddard family from William Goddard, who was the first printer in Providence and Baltimore and the literary executor to Lee.

The eight letters range in estimated value from $2,000 to $200,000 and are expected to bring between $572,000 and $813,000 when the sale begins Jan. 22.

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Thu May 26, 2016 8:47 am in 0.61612892150879 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page fetched in 0.66494798660278 seconds