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Rapier

Description

Rapier with silver gilt grip and guard. Given to Governor Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) by George Washington (1732-1799), said to have been presented at Valley Forge. Triangular blade decorated and engraved on one side with the phrase "Si Fortune me tourment," and the other side "La Fortune me Contente."

Creator

unknown

Date

circa late 18th century

Materials

Metal

Dimensions

35.5 L inches

Resource ID

10612

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bessy J. C. Frey

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.