James Madison Scarce war-dated Bank of Columbia check

05 Dec

Scarce war-dated Bank of Columbia check, 7.5 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Madison as president, payable to Thos. Magrath or bearer for $57, April 20, 1814. Affixed to a slightly larger mount. Expected cancellation cuts (two passing through the first letters of his last name) and light scattered stains, otherwise fine condition. Madison wrote this check as the War of 1812 raged on, reaching a domestic crescendo just four months later when the British invaded Washington and burned the White House and Capitol. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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