Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
CERTIFYING DISCHARGE OF SOLDIER FROM REVERE'S REGIMENT REVERE, PAUL. Autograph Document Signed: "I certify that Capt Philip Marett was discharged from the State Regiment of Artillery the 30th day of last Jan'y by Order of the Hon'ble Council." 1 page, 3 1/2x8 1/4 inches; bleedthrough from docketing affecting last few letters of signature, moderate edge toning, inkburn affecting few scattered letters, remnants of prior mounting at upper edge verso. Boston, 15 May 1779

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Philip Marett (1737-1799) was a sea captain and merchant, who, during the Revolutionary War, served as captain in the Massachusetts regiment of artillery commanded by Colonel Thomas Craft. Paul Revere served in the same regiment, first as major in May of 1776, then as lieutenant colonel beginning in November of the same year. In 1778, Revere was given command of the fortification on Castle Island in Boston harbor until September of 1779, when he was relieved of command because of allegations of misconduct during the Penobscot Expedition, July-August 1779. Revere was granted his petition for a court martial and, in 1782, he was acquitted of all charges.