Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 6

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BOUDINOT, ELIAS. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President of Continental Congress, military commission issued to patriot spy Caleb Brewster. Countersigned by Secretary of War Benjamin Lincoln. 1 page, 7x11 1/4 inches, bearing a paper seal; manuscript completions somewhat faded, Boudinot signature and seal slightly truncated at left edge, laid down on backing paper. Philadelphia, 28 April 1783

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This commission was issued to Caleb Brewster (1747-1827) of Setauket, NY, who was a central figure in Long Island's famous Culper spy ring and was recently dramatized in the television series Turn. Here he receives an appointment as a "Captain Lieutenant in the New York Regiment of Artillery."