Lot 14: GEORGE CLINTON Governor NY Signed 1778 Revolutionary War Lottery Ticket Document
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
"Return of U.S. Lottery Tickets" Signed by Governor George Clinton of New York
GEORGE CLINTON (1739-1812). Considered one of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States; Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, again from 1801 to 1804, then served as the 4th VP of the United States from 1805 to 1812.
Manuscript Document Signed, "Geo. Clinton" on fine, laid paper, May 1, 1778, "Poukeepsie," 12.25" x 7.5", Fine. Normal age toning, some bleed-through of the ink, a trifle rough around the edges (affecting the bottom of Clinton's signature), split along most folds, and separated from the docketing page. Also signed by Dirck Ten Broeck and George Clinton. Formerly Lot 1147 in Pine Tree Auction Co's. May 1976 sale of the John Carter Brown Library Collection.
(1739-1812) was an American soldier and statesman, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804, then served as the fourth Vice President of the United States from 1805 to 1812, under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He and John C. Calhoun are the only people to have served as US Vice President under two different presidents.