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19173 Last Will and Testament of Diplomat Arthur Lee DS,
4pp, 13” x 8”. Arthur Lee (20 December 1740 – 12
December 1792) Signed in October 1792 just weeks before
his death. Lee was a physician who served as an American
diplomat during the American Revolutionary War. He was
educated in medicine and law at the University of Edinburgh
and in London, respectively. After passing the bar, he
practiced law in London for several years. He stayed in
London during the Revolutionary War, representing the
colonies to Britain and France (serving with Ben Franklin)
and also serving as an American spy to track their activities.
After his return to Virginia, he served as a delegate to the
Continental Congress. Fold faults. $350