Two Tobacco Boxes, c. 1770s, a pewter box identified to Joseph Fox, engraved "J Fox" on the top face, marked "JF" on the lid with other engraved designs; the reverse with a duck scratched into the pewter; and a tin box with a spring latch, with a note that states "Samuel Lovejoys of Milford NH/Tobaco box carried through the war/of our independence given to/G.W. Sanderson by his own hand I now/give it to G.F. Sanderson of Worcester Mass/Shirley Jan 29/45 G.W. Sanderson."
Note: Joseph Fox was a delegate to the Provincial Congress from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a Lieutenant in Captain Ebenezer Bridge's company, Colonel John Whetcomb's Regiment of minutemen, who marched on the alarm of the Concord Expedition on April 19th, 1775.
Both in very good condition, the pewter box has a few dings and nicks from use.
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