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Washington cigar box statement
Whitman, Benjamin, 1768-1840
USA: Massachusetts, Boston
7 3/4" x 6 1/4"; 16 x 20 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Museum purchase

This handwritten statement by Benjamin Whitman documents the provenance of a Masonic cigar box given to General Stephens of New York by General George Washington. The cigar box (78.20.1a-b), as well as a leaf from a bush which grew outside of Washington's tomb, is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.