Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Taylor, Thomas. Letter from a Pennsylvania man reflecting on the recent Declaration of Independence. Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Persifor Frazer of the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion. 2 pages on one sheet, 13 x 8 1/4 inches; disbound, minor wear. (MRS) [Thornbury, PA], 28 August 1776

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A letter written to Captain Frazer from Frazer's house, apparently by a relative, speaking freely on the state of the new union. "Our state hath seem'd in a very fluctuating condition, by the different oppinions of the people concerning independance, but it's took place and our bill of rights is declared. The old obsticle of religion is now put upon an equal footing. . . . Now as to our military affairs at New York, with God's blessing we should be able to send to Britain a very good account of our firmness and resolution." Taylor also asks Frazer to extend greetings to his commanding officer, Colonel Anthony Wayne. Published in "General Persifor Frazer: A Memoir" (Philadelphia, 1907), page II:209.