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George Washington's Wartime Letters to Congress   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
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$500 - $800

Title:
Official Letters...American Congress...by...George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces...
Author:
Washington, George
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Samuel Campbell
Date:
1796
Description:

2 volumes. 276; [ii], 311 pp. (8vo) 19x12.5 cm (7½x4¾"). Bound by Whitman Bennett in maroon three-quarter polished calf with cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations on spine; top edge gilt. Early edition.

These letters cover the period of Washington's most active military engagement during the war, and reveal his efforts to comply with the wishes of Congress while constantly at pains to secure adequate provisions and pay for his poorly trained and often disaffected troops. Originally published in Boston in 1795 (Howes W142).

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Condition:
Touches of wear and scuffing to spines and corners of boards; foxing and toning throughout volumes, particularly volume II; very good to near fine.
 
Item number:
311117
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