104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2486 | Lot 196
    Price Realized: $845With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2486 Lot 196

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Ward, Jonathan. Furlough pass issued to a Minuteman at Cambridge two weeks before Bunker Hill. Autograph Document Signed, "JWard Colonel," one page, on an irregular slip, 2 3/4x7 1/4 inches; folds, minimal wear. Cambridge, MA, 2 June 1775

      Estimate $600 - 900

      In full: "Camp at Cambridge June second 1775. Capt. Luke Drury has leave by a furlough for five days to be absent from camp and the guard are to let him pass & repass J Ward, Colonel." Captain Drury would have been back in time for the fighting at Bunker Hill. The pass was signed by Jonathan Ward (1727-1791) of Southborough, MA, who took over this Massachusetts regiment when Artemas Ward was promoted to general. Provenance: from the collection of William Wheeler III.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $845