November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 189: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G:Washington,"(71 views)
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Description: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G:Washington," a lottery ticket, number 92, for the Mountain Road Lottery. 1 1/2x4 3/4 inches; complete separations at vertical folds repaired with tissue verso, vertical fold through last "g" of signature with minor loss, unevenly toned. (MRS) [Virginia], 1768
Notes: Washington operated a lottery to help fund the building of the Mountain Road in Virginia. The lottery likely did not take place, and while the road was eventually built, it was funded by the Virginia legislature, not the lottery.