Lot 55 of 419:
Letter from John Turnbull, Painter of Revolution  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Autograph Letter signed by John Trumbull, to Col. [Jeremiah] Wadsworth.
Author:
Trumbull, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
Date:
March 7, 1795
Description:
20 lines, in ink, on sheet 8½x7¼. John Trumbull (1756-1843), the "Painter of the Revolution," writes from London, where he was serving on the commission to oversee the execution of the 7th article of the Jay Treaty between the U.S. and Britain, to Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth, who had served in the Revolutionary War with Joseph Trumbull, John's older brother. John Trumbull, recently arrived in England, has been deputized to conduct some small commerce for Wadsworth, to wit, selling a watch and buying him some books, "...I saw Hopkins immediately, and went with him to the person who has your watch - I had some hope of selling it to an acquaintance but he did not like the ????. ...I have inquired for Young's works, but...as I wait only for a wind to sail for the Continent, perhaps neither the watch will be sold nor the Books sent, until my return. You have long since seen the result of Mr. Jay's labours - I hope it will be approved, though from some circumstances which have lately come to my knowledge, I have fears for its fate..." Provenance: A private California collection.
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Condition:
A ¼" edge tear; near fine.
 
Item number:
202762
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