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    Sale 2483 | Lot 6
    Price Realized: $4,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2483 Lot 6

      BOUDINOT, ELIAS. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President of Continental Congress, military commission issued to patriot spy Caleb Brewster. Countersigned by Secretary of War Benjamin Lincoln. 1 page, 7x11 1/4 inches, bearing a paper seal; manuscript completions somewhat faded, Boudinot signature and seal slightly truncated at left edge, laid down on backing paper. Philadelphia, 28 April 1783

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      This commission was issued to Caleb Brewster (1747-1827) of Setauket, NY, who was a central figure in Long Island's famous Culper spy ring and was recently dramatized in the television series Turn. Here he receives an appointment as a "Captain Lieutenant in the New York Regiment of Artillery."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,750