* HENRY, Patrick (1736-1799). Autograph letter signed ("P. Henry"), to his sister Anne Christian Dunkard Botton. Richmond, 13 November 1782.
2 pages, 8vo, on a bifolium, some light toning, creased a folds with slight separation affecting a few letters, discreet repairs to folds, with integral holograph address leaf, stains and some light wear with holes at folds on address leaf, repaired where wax seal was removed. Written while a member of the Virginia Assembly, Henry begins: "I have just time to drop a Line to you my dear Sister. I am in the Room with your good man & lodge with him. I hear no News from our Kindred hereabouts in particular, they being generally well. I left my Family well 10 Days ago. I wrote you I think I had a Son born in August. He is the 4th Child of my Dear Dolly…" Henry pleads with his sister not to move to Kentucky with her husband, as he had hoped that their families would stay close to one another. His sister did indeed decide to move to Kentucky, where her husband was killed in an attack.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California