Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1778.) Rodney, Caesar. Broadside proclamation of Thanksgiving in Delaware. Letterpress broadside, 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, signed in type as President of Delaware; 1/4 x 1 1/4-inch hole in blank area, minor foxing. Wilmington, DE: James Adams, 7 December 1778

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Proclaims the coming 30 December as a day of "public thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God" for support in "a just and necessary war for the defence of our rights and liberties, by affording us seasonable supplies for our armies; and by disposing the heart of a most powerful Monarch to enter into alliance with us and aid our cause." Bristol B4675; Rink, Delaware 110. 2 copies in ESTC, and none traced at auction since 1926.