Authentic Portion Of Martha Washington's Handkerchief - George - American Hero
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Authentic Portion Of Martha Washington's Handkerchief - George - American Hero:
Authentic Portion of an Ornately Bordered Handkerchief Belonging to Martha Washington (1731-1802). You will receive a portion about the size of a quarter (see the exact piece that you will get in picture #1). The entire handkerchief was part of lot 2134 of the February 5, 2010 James D. Julia sale of items from the Tobias Lear Family. Lear's second and third wives were nieces of Martha Washington. At the same sale, General Washington's map of the Battle of Yorktown sold for a record $1.15 million, the most ever paid for a map at sale.
Colonel Tobias Lear (1762-1816) was George Washington's trusted friend and personal secretary from 1784 until Washington's death in 1799. Lear was at Mount Vernon when Washington died. This was Lear's diary entry: "About ten o'clk, Saturday December 14, 1799, Washington made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it, at length he said, -- 'I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the Vault in less than two days after I am dead.' I bowed assent. He then looked at me again and said, 'Do you understand me?' I replied 'Yes.' 'Tis well' said he."
Beside the actual piece of Martha Washington's handkerchief, you will also receive a "Certificate of Authenticity" from University Archives located in Westport, Connecticutt. University Archives is one of our nations leading historical autograph and manuscript companies. You can check them out at www.universityarchives.com. You will also get a copy of a photo of the entire handkerchief (see picture #3) and a copy of the original description of the piece from University Archives (see picture #6).
This item would look great framed with a picture of our nation's first First Lady. You will be very happy. Satisfaction Guaranteed. FREE SHIPPING.