Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
HEATH, WILLIAM. Document Signed "WHeath M[ajor]G[eneral]," ordering Deputy Paymaster Ebenezer Hancock to "pay Lieut. John Blunt . . . one hundred and forty four dollars in full of his pay from Jan'y 1 to June 10 1778, the time he arrived home from captivity." Countersigned by Secretary Seth Loring, Lieutenant Blunt (twice) and others. 2 pages, 11 3/4x7 1/2 inches, written on recto and verso of single sheet, with a related certificate dated 30 May 1778 tipped to verso; folds, minor wear and dampstaining. With typed transcript. Boston, 29 July 1778

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John Blunt (1736-1804) was serving in Daniel Hitchcock's 1st Rhode Island Regiment when he was wounded and captured by the British at the Battle of Long Island.