7 December 2015
MADISON, James (1751-1836), President. Partly printed document accomplished and signed ("James Madison") as President, drawn on Bank of Columbia, Washington, 8 December 1814. 1 page, oblong (2 ¾ x 6in.), printed scrollwork design in left margin, slit cancellations, laid down on mat, with engraved portrait of Madison.
MADISON WRITES A CHECK FOR THE SIZEABLE SUM OF $302.40 to a recipient designated only as “A.B. or bearer.” Madison checks are comparatively rare. Only 10 have appeared at auction in the past 40 years.
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