Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"LET ALL THE . . . MILITIA KEEP THEIR ARMS READY" HENRY, PATRICK. Autograph Letter Signed, "P. Henry," as Governor, to Colonel William Fleming, anticipating the possibility of Indian attack in Montgomery County and requesting that the militia be made ready. 1 page, small 4to; remnants of prior mounting at all corners recto and at upper edge verso, faint scattered staining, faint marginal discoloration from prior matting, docketing verso, folds. Williamsburg, 17 May 1778

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"The exposed & weak situation of Montgomery County makes me dread an attack there from the Indians. I desire that you will so order matters as that speedy relief may be sent there in case the commanding officer shall call for it on an attack. For this purpose, let all the most convenient militia keep their arms ready, with every other thing necessary for acting with quickness & effect in chastizing the enemy if they visit Montgomery."