Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 151

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
CLAIMING EXPENSES FOR HIS SERVICE AT VALLEY FORGE (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) List of expenses incurred by Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt at Valley Forge. One page, 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, on paper with 1779 watermark; full separation at lower horizontal fold below text area, moderate edge wear; docketed on verso. Np, [1779]

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Following his service at Saratoga in the fall of 1777, Van Cortlandt was temporarily detached from his command to help supervise the encampment at Valley Forge before returning to his regiment that summer. In this account, Van Cortlandt is registered for reimbursement for six separate expenses incurred during the Continental Army's final months at Valley Forge. He had paid Samuel Loudon of Fishkill, NY for military printing; Lawrence Fledetner for repairing drums; and Sergeant Thomas Bunting for an expedition in pursuit of deserters. In May he claimed "expences of Several Officers from Valey Forge to Easton on command to receive recruits." The account concludes with a claim for "expences on com'd by order of Genl. Washington from Valey Forge to White Plains."