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    Sale 2241 | Lot 45
    Price Realized: $660With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2241 Lot 45

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) D'Hart, William. Letter from the Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd New Jersey regiment. Autograph Letter Signed to his commanding officer Col. Elias Dayton in Chatham, NJ. 3 pages, 12 1/2 x 8 inches, on one sheet; worn but complete and legible. "Camp," 16 June 1781
      Estimate $300-400

      Written two months before the regiment departed southward for the siege of Yorktown. Discusses a rumor that "the sergeants in conjunction with the Round Heads are to command our line." Discusses hats and quilting patterns, and asks that "if you should hear of any seizure of blue broad cloath that is good I beg you'd remember me." Also hopes to initiate court-martial proceedings against "the persons named as criminals in Cully's confession" and hopes for tougher laws against soldiers convicted of "yoaking hogs & cutting stallions."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $660