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Sale 2492 Lot 4
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--AMERICAN SOLDIERS.) Group of 26 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, including mostly documents. Format and condition vary. Vp, vd
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
Letters: Joseph Reed. ALS, "Jos: Reed," to Thomas Bradford, informing him that the Council has decided to appoint someone to administer the sales of vessels who is not a candidate for the Vendue Master. 1 1/4 pages, small 4to, with integral address leaf. Np, [1778-81] * Nathaniel Macon. ALS, "Nath'lMacon," to Mr. Bagot, requesting an extract of Mrs. Bagot's letter concerning the statue of George Washington intended for NC. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf. Washington, 17 February 1819 * William H. Gibbes. ANS, "W.T Gibbs" in the third person within the text, to Charles Ludlow, requesting acknowledgement of a bill for $220. 1 page, oblong 8vo, with integral address leaf. Np, 31 July no year * Thomas Smith. ALS, to Judge Yeates, mentioning that the sheriff intends to celebrate the chief justice with a parade. 1/2 page, small 4to, with integral blank. Philadelphia, 26 November 1804 * Allan McLane. ALS, to "Sir," collecting a debt and threatening legal action if he fails to comply. 1 page, oblong 8vo. Np, 8 November circa 1783 * George Reid. ALS, "GeoReid," to Gen. Edward Hand, conveying the request of Col. Henry Dearborn that Capt. Isaac Frye be tried by a court martial of the line. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf. Albany, 27 August 1782 * John Nixon. Brief ALS, "J. Nixon," to John Nicholson, requesting that the Assembly not be permitted to break up before the Council orders. 1/4 page, 4to. Np, "Sunday afternoon."
Documents: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. ADS, check for $100 to John Vaughan drawn on the Bank of the U.S. 1 page, 3 1/2x8 inches. Np, 13 July 1804 * Thomas Pinckney. DS, granting 200 acres of land in Camden, SC, to James Hust. Countersigned by Secretary Peter Freneau. 14x11 inches; markedly worn, complete separations at folds repaired with cello tape. Charleston, 4 August 1788 * William Augustine Washington. ADS, check for $200 to James Land & Co. drawn on the Bank of the U.S. 1 page, 3x7 1/2 inches; mounted. Np, 10 June 1800 * Henry Adams. DS, "HAdams," acknowledging receipt of $11 and 72 ninetieths from Timothy Pickering for forage rations in January and February of 1783. 1 page, 3 1/2x8 inches. Newburgh, 9 March 1783 * Samuel Comstock. ADS, "Sam'l Comstock," acknowledging receipt of $4 and 57 ninetieths from Timothy Pickering for forage rations. 1 page, 3 1/4x8 inches. [Newburgh], 25 January 1783 * Ralph Hart Bowles. ADS, "Ralph H. Bowles Adj't," acknowledging receipt of $5 and 54 ninetieths from Timothy Pickering for forage rations in February of 1783. 1/2 page, oblong 8vo. Newburgh, 12 March 1783 * Rezin Hammond. Fragment of DS, portion of leaf from receipt book acknowledging receipt of £22.10 for "allowance on Journal June Session." 2x6 inches; entries above and on verso also acknowledging receipt of amounts for similar service. Np, 29 September 1778 * Benjamin Lincoln. Partly-printed DS, "BLincoln," certifying the importation of a case of claret from Bordeaux by Joseph Barker. 1 page, 5 1/4x9 1/2 inches. Marblehead, 23 April 1805 * Samuel Osgood. Partly-printed DS, "SOsgood," countersigning the certification of the importation of wine, coffee, and other goods. 4 1/2x8 inches. New York, 9 September 1806 * Zebulon Butler. DS, twice "Zeb'n Butler Col. Comd'g," certifying that four men served in the Continental line before January 1, 1780, and attesting to an oath signed by the same men concerning their wages. 1 page, tall 4to. "Westmoreland [PA]," 11 December 1780 * Joseph Habersham. Document Signed, "Jos: Habersham," certifying the deposition of William Stephens, who states that he attended the sale of a tract of land in Chatham near Savannah to John Houston in 1778, now belonging to General Jackson. 3 1/2 pages, tall 4to, written on a folded sheet. Savannah, 26 March 1792 * Edward Burd. Fragment of ADS, "EdwBurdProt," referring a dispute to Samuel Coates, James Cox, and John Craig in the case of Mathew Irwin v. Jacob Sperry & Robert Campbell. 5 1/2x7 1/2 inches; mounted to larger sheet. "Supreme Court of Pennsylv'a of Sept. Term 1797" * Timothy Pickering. ADS, "T. Pickering," ordering the sheriff of Luzerne County Jesse Fell to discharge defendant on common bail in case John Nicholson v. John Heally. 1 page, small 4to; complete separations at horizontal folds repaired with cello tape verso. [Wilkes-Barre, PA], 14 July 1790.
Signatures: Thomas Mifflin. Clipped. 1 3/4z2 1/2 inches. Np, nd * Ralph Franham. On a slip of paper. 1 page, 12mo, with integral blank. Np, nd * William H. Winder. Clipped. 1 1/4x3 1/4; inlaid. Np, nd * Jedediah Huntington. "JHuntington," on a document, cancelling a pay order of £50 to Chauncey Whittlesey. 1 page, oblong small 4to; signed diagonally across text. Np, circa 3 February 1781 * Oliver Wolcott, Jr. "Oliv:WalcottJr. Aud'r," on a document, cancelling a pay order of £6,000 to Table Office. 1 page, oblong 8vo; signed vertically across text. Np, 25 February 1780 * John Dickinson. On a clipped portion of a letter to Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, including only closing. 1 3/4x6 1/2 inches. Wilmington, 28 May 1804 * William Jones. Franking Signature, on a holograph address leaf, addressed to U.S. Navy Purser Joseph B. Wilkinson. 7x10 inches; small hole touching signature. Np, 1814.
From the Collection of William Wheeler III.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,950