Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 845
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Ward, Jonathan. Furlough pass issued to a Minuteman at Cambridge two weeks before Bunker Hill. Autograph Document Signed, "JWard Colonel," one page, on an irregular slip, 2 3/4x7 1/4 inches; folds, minimal wear. Cambridge, MA, 2 June 1775

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In full: "Camp at Cambridge June second 1775. Capt. Luke Drury has leave by a furlough for five days to be absent from camp and the guard are to let him pass & repass J Ward, Colonel." Captain Drury would have been back in time for the fighting at Bunker Hill. The pass was signed by Jonathan Ward (1727-1791) of Southborough, MA, who took over this Massachusetts regiment when Artemas Ward was promoted to general. Provenance: from the collection of William Wheeler III.