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Taylor George

Declaration Signer George Taylor Fantastic War Dated War Content ALS, One of Only a Few Known

Taylor, George. Exceedingly Rare Autograph Letter Signed Â"G.T.Â", one page, 6.5Â" x 8.75Â", May 31, 1779, Greenwich Forge [New Jersey]. Minor browning and spotting; otherwise, very good condition.

In full, original spelling and grammar unchanged:

Â"This day I receivd your favr. of the 25th of this Inst. With Duplicates of two others, the originals of which I never receivd, I immediate made application to Colo. Hooper by Letter to know what had been done with respect to the Shot & in answer receivd the inclosed from him, which will particularly inform you how & when they were removed & where I suppose they will be found at this time. I have embraced the opportunity of sending this by Colo. Proctor who has been kind enough to promise to deliver this into your own hands & am Sir Your most Obedt Servt G. T.Â"

Â"P.S. As all the Shot has been round & double headed taken away at the same time which I had not contracted with you for.Â"

Taylor is the third rarest signer of the Declaration of Independence, and anything penned in his hand is exceptionally difficult to find. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from noted handwriting expert Charles Hamilton.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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Declaration Signer G. Taylor Fantastic War Content ALS

Estimate $20,000 - $24,000Jan 16, 2020
Starting Bid $7,000
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Westport , CT, USA
Auction Curated By:
John Reznikoff