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    Sale 2486 | Lot 209
    Price Realized: $5,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 209

      RECRUITMENT BROADSIDE (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) An Abstract from Resolves Containing the Encouragement Offered by the Continental Congress, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to Such as Shall Inlist into the Continental Army. Letterpress broadside, 13 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, signed in type by Samuel Freeman and John Avery; tastefully repaired separation along top fold, moderate dampstaining in right margin; uncut, contemporary docketing on verso. [Boston: Benjamin Edes], 28 January 1777

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

      Describes the inducements offered by Continental Congress to volunteers, including 20 dollars in bounty, 100 acres of land, a new suit of clothes each year, and a half-pay disability pension if "disabled in the Service of the United States of America as to render him incapable afterwards of getting a Livelihood." The state offers an additional 20 pounds if the new recruit arrives with "a good effective Fire-Arm, and also a Bayonet, or in Lieu thereof, a Sword, Hatchet or Tomahawk, a Cartridge Box and Knapsack," and also offers a free blanket. Evans 15418; Ford, Massachusetts Broadside 2076; 8 copies in ESTC.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,750