Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1778.) John Chaloner. Receipt for cattle delivered to Valley Forge. Signed receipt to Colonel Henry Hollingsworth for "eighteen head of cattle for the army," 2 1/4 x 8 inches; folds, minor foxing. [Valley Forge, PA], 15 May 1778

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John Chaloner was a Philadelphia auctioneer who served as a civilian Assistant Purchasing Commissary at Valley Forge, per the Valley Forge Legacy Muster Roll Project. Colonel Henry Hollingsworth served as a forage master for the Continental Army during this period, and made efforts to send provisions from Elkton, MD around British lines to Valley Forge, under the direct orders of the Commander in Chief--General Washington sent him three letters regarding the urgent need for supplies from Valley Forge in February 1778 per Founders Online.