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November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Muhlenberg, Peter (1746-1807) Secretarial Letter Signed, Cumberland, Old Courthouse, 14 September 1782.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Muhlenberg, Peter (1746-1807) Secretarial Letter Signed, Cumberland, Old Courthouse, 14 September 1782. Single legal-format laid paper sheet inscribed on one page, likely addressed to General Nathanael Greene, although the address itself reads simply, "Dear General"; regarding the transmission of some resolves of Congress that have bearing on the southern states, reporting on paying the recruiting officers in Cumberland, and mentioning that the enemy will very likely evacuate Charlestown, old folds, generally good, 12 7/8 x 8 in.
"Enclos'd I have the Honor to transmit you some late resolves of Congress, relative in some measure to the Southern Department, & which I am apprehensive you may not have receiv'd.
Little or no alterations have happened in our affairs at ths place. The recruiting officers were last week only, furnish'd with the money necessary for that service, and a little time will now shew what success we may expect from this measure. The recruits are still detain'd at this post by order of the Commander in Chief; from a supposition I expect, that the enemy will certainly evacuate Charlestown.
I have the Honor to be, with the greatest respect, Dear General, Your Most Obedient & Humble Servant, P. Muhlenberg"
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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