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Lot 297

Von Steuben, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm (1730-1794) Prussian officer who successfully reorganized and trained the Continental Army.; he wrote a manual of military training and procedure which remained the official U.S. military guide until 1812. Document signed ("Steuben"), 1 page, 12¼ x 7¼ in., Whites Town, County of Herkemer, State of New York, June 11, 1791. Articles of Agreement between Baron von Steuben and William Colbarth, Sheriff of the County of Herkemer. The document details the arrangements whereby Colbarth is to sell or lease ninety-five farms, containing 9035¾ acres, on von Steuben's behalf. "…The Baron engages to forward a Power of Attorney signed by Alexander Nacomb, [Merchant of New York] and by himself to authorise…the Disposition of the Lotts… and Shall receive for his trouble…from every hundred Dollars arising from these sales forty shillings in commission." Signed by both parties, with seals and two witnesses. Affixed to another sheet at upper edge.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

Realized $990

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