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Lot #7: Thomas Jefferson Presidential Free Frank Signature on a Holograph Envelope Entirely in Jefferson's Hand -- Jefferson Addresses Cover to Georgia Governor John Milledge


Thomas Jefferson Presidential free frank signature, beautifully penned by Jefferson who also handwrites the entire envelope. Cover is addressed to Georgia Governor John Milledge, an important figure in the Revolutionary War; in 1775 he imprisoned the colonial governor of Georgia, Sir James Wright, and later fought in the Siege of Savannah. Postmarked 22 November (circa 1802) from Washington, D.C., President Jefferson writes in full, ''free / Th: Jefferson Pr. US. / His Excellency / Governor Milledge / Augusta Georgia''. Jefferson's name is written again along the left edge in another hand. Envelope measures 5'' x 3.5'', nicely framed with a portrait of Jefferson to a size of 12.5'' x 16.5''. Folds and light wear as expected, overall in very good plus condition. With COAs from Bauman Rare Books and Charles Hamilton Autographs.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$4,125
Minimum Bid:$3,000
Number of Bids:2