Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 344

Price Realized: $ 292
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
PROPOSING TO RAISE AN ARMY WALTER SCOTT. Document Signed, "WalterScott of Abbotsford," offering to "the Right Honourable the Lord Lieutenant & vice Lieutenant of the County of Selkirk," "two or more companies of men . . . in the character of Dismounted Yeomanry [which] shall be attached as such to the Yeomanry of the shires of Roxburgh or Selkirk . . . ." Additionally signed by John Scott of Gala. 1 page, 4to, vertical fold through signature (without loss), evenly toned, faint scattered foxing. "County of Selkirk," 28 Dec[embe]r 1819

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Walter Scott and his friend, neighbor, and kinsman, John Scott, were concerned about popular uprisings in parts of England and Scotland and offered to raise--and to lead--in 1819 a volunteer force to be called the "Buccleuch Legion."