The Million at the Mansion
Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by Marion L. Ward
An unexpected discovery at the Morris-Jumel Mansion yielded the highest auction price ever – nearly a million dollars – for a Revolutionary War-era document manuscript.
Brian Hendelson, a coin dealer from New Jersey, paid $912,500 at Keno Auctions for the 12-page, handwritten document written in 1775 by a founding father. He compared it to owning an original draft of the Declaration of Independence.
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