SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A rare military document written by Alexander Hamilton near the end of the Revolutionary War will be up for bidding this week in Sacramento.
The letter, written by one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first secretary of the treasury, will be among the highlights of “Weapons & War: Objects of Heroism and Tragedy,” an auction featuring over 300 items spanning the Revolutionary War to World War II.READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Shop Owner Says Teen Thief Pepper Sprayed Her
Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, penned the letter in 1782. Auctioneer Brian Witherell says the letter was found in a New England schoolhouse, then passed down through a family.READ MORE: Santa Clara Wins NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, Topping FSU In Penalty Kick Shootout
Two heirs to the document live in Sacramento.
The live auction starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Witherell’s Auction House.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire Contained In San Francisco's Bayview District
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