Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Troup, Robert. Letter sending the Tory prisoners captured at Bennington to the prison ships. Autograph Letter Signed as aide-de-camp of General Horatio Gates, to General Benjamin Lincoln. One page, 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. with docketing on verso; unevenly toned, upper left corner stained and chipped without loss of text. (MRS) Van Schaick Island [Cohoes, NY], 23 August 1777

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A week after the Battle of Bennington, Troup writes: "I am commanded by the Honorable Major General Gates to inform you that the Tories lately taken in arms in the action near Bennington are to be sent to the Committee of Albany, with directions to send them to Esopus, to be confined on board of the prison ships."