Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
AGREEMENT TO RAISE A COMPANY OF SOLIDERS FOR CONTINENTAL ARMY HUMPHREYS, DAVID. Partly-printed Document Signed, agreeing (together with brother Elijah Humphreys and Eli Leavenworth) to raise a company of soldiers for a battalion in the Continental Army to be commanded by Colonel William Douglass, or pay the Governor of Connecticut £2,000. Additionally signed by Eli Leavenworth and two witnesses. 1 page, tall 4to; faint scattered foxing, horizontal folds, docketing verso. Np, 25 January 1777

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Eli Leavenworth (1748-1819) was mustered into service as captain of the 7th Connecticut Regiment in July 1775, retiring from service in 1781 with the rank of major.