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Charles Ridgely to Myles Seldon

A proposed bet made between Gov. Charles Ridgely and Myles Seldon, concerning a race to be run in October 1809 by Ridgely's renowned Thoroughbred "Post Boy" and Mr. Wilkes' horse "Potomac." The wager was proposed on January 10, 1809 for the astounding sum of $10,000, nearly half a million dollars in today’s money.

Paper. L 27, W 21.5 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 3514