Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
BADGE OF MERIT FOR SERVICE IN 2ND NEW YORK REGIMENT (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Partly-printed Document Signed, "G:Washington," as Commander-in-Chief, military discharge of "Henry Post in the Second NYork Regiment, having faithfully served the United States one Year . . . . has been honored with the Badge of Merit . . . ." Countersigned by Washington's aide-de-camp Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., additionally signed by Colonel Philip van Cortlandt. On verso is written a deed transferring Henry Post's 600 acres to Daniel Hudson & Co. dated April 12, 1784, signed by two witnesses, and certified by Ulster County Court of Common Pleas Judge Patrick Baber. 1 1/2 pages, tall 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; silked on recto and verso, tiny contemporary ink stain touching "G" of Washington's signature, moderate scattered soiling on recto and verso, chipping at all edges and few small holes at folds expertly repaired with paper, date on recto is faded or unaccomplished, docketing written vertically at upper left recto. "Head-Quarters," 7 June 1783 [from verso]