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(Revolutionary War, Congress)

Auction:
2167
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$1,058$900

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Auction:
Sale #2167 - 2167
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 26, 2002 11:00AM

Description:

(Revolutionary War, Congress) Manuscript copy of the Resolves of Congress, Philadelphia, October 2nd, 1778, folio, extracted from the minutes, attested as true by Charles Thomson, Secretary, concern ing speculative purchasing of the scanty supplies of wheat and corn depriving the Army of said supplies and resolving to seize flour and corn at a given price and empowering commissioners to carry out this mission and to enforce an embargo of goods abroad, (tape repairs).
Estimate $300-400

Keywords

Congress, Charles Thomson, Secretary , Philadelphia, Army, Energy crops, Maize, Staple foods, Wheat