An exceedingly rare George Washington signed free frank panel addressed to nephew Lawrence Lewis (1767–1839). The panel, addressed in Washington’s hand, reads “Alex (Alexandria, Virginia) 7 Aug. / Free / Mr. Lawrence Lewis / Recommended to the care of Maj. Geo. Lewis, Fredericksburg / Go: Washington”. The address panel is housed in frame below an intaglio print featuring George Washington. The items are presented beneath green matting and encompassed by a black and gold tone frame with hanging wire affixed at its verso. The piece is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication.
Provenance: ex Paul C. Richards Autographs
- small tear to top panel margin; (2) smoothed folds; slight discoloration to paper; glass was removed from frame.
- measures the frame; document dimensions: 4.75"H x 3"H.