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Washington, George (1732-1799) [Forgery of a George Washington check]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04541 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: circa 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 6.1 x 13.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Written to Mr. M. Pringle for the sum of $287.50. This document is considered to be a forgery created by Robert Spring, a prolific forger of Washington documents.

Background Information: Originally from England, Spring made a living in Philadelphia and Baltimore by selling forged copies of documents. He was put on trial for forgery in 1869.

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People: Spring, Robert, b. 1813
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Pringle, M., fl. 1799

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Forgery and FraudPresident

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