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George Washington letter sold for $1.2 million
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(New York Post) A deep-pocketed history buff yesterday shelled out $1.2 million at auction for a rare letter penned by George Washington.
The anonymous telephone buyer won the piece in heated bidding at Christie’s on the Upper East Side, after an in-person bidder put down her paddle and opted out after the price topped $1.1 million.
Washington penned the letter to Gen. John Armstrong on April 25, 1788. Sent from Mount Vernon, the seven-page missive urged the adoption of the US Constitution and was written at the height of a national debate over ratification.
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