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American Historical Documents, Letters and Books, Property of Heritage Foundation, Deerfield, Massachusetts.

New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 17, 1964.

A truly remarkable auction of a private collection donated to the Heritage Foundation and sold to raise funds for its preservation programs. Included were the personal papers of Lord Grenville regarding the Stamp Act, the original manuscript report of the commissioners of the Annapolis Convention (precursor to the Constitutional Convention), and nice Washington items, including a long handwritten 1778 letter explaining his opposition to invading Canada, his copy of the first official printing of the Constitution with his handwritten correction, and his copies of the first Acts of Congress.

Softcover. 7.5"x10", 57 pages, 157 lots, b/w illustrations, some wear prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 8401
Price: $ 25.00      

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