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    Sale 2483 | Lot 76
    Price Realized: $625With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2483 Lot 76

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) A pair of documents from the opening weeks of the war. 1 1/2x7 1/2 inches and 3x5 1/4 inches; the first silked, tastefully laid down together in a mat. Cambridge, MA, 27 April and 11 May 1775

      Estimate $600 - 900

      The first document is a receipt for "allowence for thirtey foare men belonging to Conl. Stark's Reg't," signed by Nathan Hale (1743-1780). This was not the famous patriot-spy, but rather a New Hampshire Minutemen captain of the same name.
      The other document is an order to a commissary named Davis: "Please to deliver Capt. Rob't Tweedell ten days provisions." It is signed by quartermaster Joseph Pearse Palmer (1750-1797) of Massachusetts, who had participated in the Boston Tea Party.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $625