Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

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Hale’s Life In Connecticut: Coventry, East Haddam, New London
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Nathan's letter to his uncle: $65,000
A letter from Hale seeking advice from his schoolmaster Uncle Samuel Hale fetched $65,000 at a Sotheby's auction in 2002. In 1985 it went for $38,000. Hale's signature alone, cut from a document, sold at Christie's for $7,000 in 1997. The same year a signed "Reward of Merit to one of his Students, John Coit" sold at Sotheby's for $27,000, but when it was determined a forgery, the buyer got his money back.