Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Group of manuscript documents relating to the war. 14 items, various sizes and conditions. (MRS) Vp, 1777-83

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Pair of bounty bonds issued by Massachusetts, signed by H. Gardner as treasurer and others. 31 January 1777 and 5 January 1778 Extract from minutes of New Hampshire House of Representatives re account of "Thomas Folsom for transporting several New York prisoners to Deerfield." Signed by John Dudley and E. [Ebenezer?] Thompson, 31 March 1777 Bill of exchange signed by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas James of the Royal Regiment of Artillery regarding "the hire of the Brigantine Jeany as tender to the Carcass Bomb for three months by order of Lord Howe." New York, 29 September 1778 Secretarial copy of the Congressional order of 24 November 1778 respecting rank in the military, bearing the secretarial signature of Alexander Scammell, addressed to sergeant Enos Smith. 4 pages, worn. Middle Brook, NJ, 30 December 1778 Act of the Massachusetts House of Representatives respecting horse teams "to transport warlike stores and other articles from Boston to Springfield." Signed by John Pickering and John Avery, 22 April 1779 Joseph Chapman as war secretary to Captain Hopkins, order to deliver supplies to the Galley Lincoln. Boston, 30 November 1779 Clipped signature of Meshech Weare as president of New Hampshire on a fragment with the state seal, 13 April 1780 Partly-printed pass issued by the British military government of New York to Isaac Skidmore to transport supplies to Long Island, signed by Lancelot[?] Moore. New York, 14 June 1780 Pay order to the paymaster of the Continental Army for New Hampshire signed by veteran Richard Boynton. Meredith, NH, 6 December 1780 Clipped extract from a family register reading "James Wells dec'd on the lines at Crotan River in the Continental Service Sep'r 23d 1781 Sunday morning in the 30th year of his age being a lieut of dragoons." Fragment of a Document Signed by George Clinton as Governor of New York, 27 March 1781 Pay order signed by William Moore as President of Pennsylvania, to pay Joseph Montgomery for attendance at Congress. Philadelphia, 22 February 1782 An Act for Granting a More Effectual Relief in Cases of Certain Tresspasses. Signed by Robert Harpur as deputy secretary of New York. 17 March 1783.