Autograph document, signed ("Noah Webster" and again in third person), receipt for items consigned to Nicholas Power
1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in
by Webster, Noah
New York, 1788. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. Faint creasing, wear and staining along left margin. 1 p. pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. Webster Sells Maps of the Southern States. Webster consigns for sale to Nicholas Power "279 Magazines a 20/a dozen, 35 Maps of the Southern States a 2/" and spells out the terms of the consignment, "Deduct one seventh of those which are sold, for commission. Give credit to Mr. Power for what he shall return unsold … pay his charge of one advertisement only, which is all I requested him to insert." An early document from Webster, dating from his time in New York where he was advocating for ratification of the Constitution and publishing the American Magazine.With an autograph letter, Christmas 1947, gifting the letter and explaining it came from Walter R. Benjamin, and with an engraved portrait of Webster by Halpin after Flagg. (Inventory #: 267824)
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