BOOTH, JOHN WILKES.  1838-1865.

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Lot 3398
BOOTH, JOHN WILKES. 1838-1865.

Sold for US$ 14,340 inc. premium
BOOTH, JOHN WILKES. 1838-1865.
Manuscript Document Signed (“J.Wilkes Booth for M.A. Booth”), 1 p, oblong 8vo, Baltimore, MD, November 16, 1863, being a receipt for rent paid, page creased horizontally and vertically, lightly toned, minor chipping at upper margin, mounting remnants on verso, printed identification laid down to lower margin of page.

Booth signs this note on behalf of his mother, Mary Booth: “Received of John B. Ray the sum of $125.00 less comms. of 6.25 [total] $118.75 For Rent of Homme in Hartford County Md Due June 1st 1863.” Signatures of Lincoln’s assassin are exceedingly rare.
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