Benjamin Hewins Flame-stitch Wallet, c. 1770-1780, stitched "BENIAMIN/HEWINS/IMR" on the front panel below the flap, decorated with lines of flame pattern in shades of red blue, green, and yellow worsted wool threads on a linen background, opening to two compartments lined in white linen and all bordered in red woolen tape, (worn and with thread losses),ht. 3 5/8, wd. 6 3/4 in.
Note: Benjamin Hewins Jr. of Stoughtonham, Massachusetts, was a private in Captain Edward Bridge Savel's 1st Stoughtonham Company, Colonel Robinson's Regiment, and marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775.
Wallet is worn and has signifcant thread loss, binding tape has losses and separations.
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