Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 152

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) Maurice Simons. A militia colonel pushes back on the return of borrowed wagons to the Continental Army. Letter Signed as colonel of the Charleston Militia to Major Edmund Massingbird Hyrne, Adjutant General of the Southern Department. One page, 7 x 7 1/2 inches, with docketing and address panel on verso (no postal markings); light soiling. [South Carolina?], 25 September 1779

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"I this moment rec'd your order for these waggons belonging to the third regiment to be return'd them. I must first beg leave to inform you that without those waggons, we cannot move without leaving the ammunition & baggage they carry behind, & as the third reg't with some other regiments have more than that number of waggons taken from them, & impress'd by order of the Gov'r, I will submit to you, if it is not just they should first be return'd, especially as I had the general's promise for their being return'd or others, in the room of them. At present the waggons are out for provisions & forrage."