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RR Autograph Auction Declaration of Independence Benjamin Rush

Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Rush

Signer of the Declaration of Independence; a physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army, he established the first free dispensary in the US. DS, signed “Benjn Rush,” one page, 6.5 x 3.5, November 5, 1811. Doctor bill reads, in full, “1805 Mr John Conelly Dr to Benjn Rush, July Attendance on & dressing George’s finger £15.0 / June Advice and Attendance to Mrs Conelly £15.0 / 1806 / Octob Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Self £0.15.0 / 1807 / May / Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Son £1.17.6 / 1810 / April Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Do [Son] £1.17.6 / [total] £6.0.0 / Equal to 16 Dollars. / 1811 Novr 5. Rec’d in full / Benjn Rush.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Rush to an overall size of 13.25 x 21.5. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toning, some light soiling, and some stray ink marks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Benjamin Rush


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