Offered for sale is a George Washington hand-signed promissory note to William Crawford from July 25th, 1774. Crawford first met Washington in 1749 and in 1777 he was with him when he made the famous Delaware River crossing.
This note for the payment of "fourteen shillings & ten pence" to Colonel William Crawford from George Washington comes directly after Washington concluded the first American Revolution meetings in Alexandria, Virginia, on July 18th, 1774.
At these meetings Washington co-authored with George Mason the Fairfax County Resolves, which formally protest the British "Intolerable Acts" (punitive legislation) passed by the British in the wake of the Boston Tea Party. The Fairfax Resolves call for non-importation of British goods, support for Boston, and the meeting of the very first Continental Congress.
This historically significant hand-signed note, which pre-dates the United States of America and coincides with the timeline of the very first American Revolution meetings, has been authenticated by PSA/DNA.
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