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Washington, George
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS PRESIDENT OF THE POTOMAC COMPANY, BEING A RECEIPT FOR THOMAS BOYLAN 
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Washington, George
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS PRESIDENT OF THE POTOMAC COMPANY, BEING A RECEIPT FOR THOMAS BOYLAN 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Washington, George
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON") AS PRESIDENT OF THE POTOMAC COMPANY, BEING A RECEIPT FOR THOMAS BOYLAN 
Manuscript document on a slip of paper (3 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.; 89 x 163 mm), [Alexandria, Virginia], 10 April 1787, being a pay order from "The Potomack Company to Thomas Boytan … attending the bringing of Corn. McCarthy & Hugh Taylor from the Town of Alexandria to the Great falls £0.10.0," signed by Boytan and others, the verso being a receipt for this payment, designated "No. 74. Thomas Boytans auth. Expenses after runaways 10s paid Aprl. 17th. 1787 Pass'd the 18th. Oct. 1787," signed by Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin; lightly browned, short marginal tear. Matted, framed, and double-glazed with an engraved portrait of Washington.
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Catalogue Note

In 1785, Washington organized the Potomac River Company in pursuit of a long-held dream to make the river navigable, and to open the Ohio Valley to the eastern seaboard. He was elected its first president in May. Two of his wartime aides, John Fitzgerald and George Gilpin, were named co-directors. The runaways referred to in the present document were likely indentured laborers.

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