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Washington, George (1732-1799) Military Discharge Signed, Headquarters, Newburgh, New York, 7 June 1783.

$8,610$7,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Military Discharge Signed, Headquarters, Newburgh, New York, 7 June 1783. [Fishkill, New York: Samuel Loudon, 1783]. Small-format broadside typographically printed and fulfilled by hand. Printed on both sides; signed by Washington on the recto. The document discharging Elijah How, drummer, from the First New Hampshire Regiment; with a typographically printed note stating that the dischargee "has been honored with the Badge of Merit"; discharge issued because of the cessation of hostilities; countersigned by John Trumbull and George Reid; old folds, restorations, loss at some folds, the sheet mounted, 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.
Similar to ESTC W15106 which includes the month and year, June 1783, in the printed text http://estc.bl.uk/W15106; Shipton & Mooney state that variants exist.

Provenance: From the estate of Judith Cogswell Fiske Gross.
Estimate $7,000-9,000


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Keywords

George Reid, Judith Cogswell Fiske, Samuel Loudon, Elijah How, Newburgh