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Lot 275

Continental Congress Printed Resolve For Raising Militia. Folio page from a printed tome of Resolves, Philadelphia, October 1779. One year before Yorktown, George Washington orders another 2000 militia to reinforce the Continental Army. In part: "Whereas it is represented to this court by a letter from the President of Congress, that authentic intelligence has been received of the arrival of Count D'Estaing with a powerful fleet to cooperate with the United States; in pursuance whereof the Commander-in-Chief of the American armies has in the most pressing terms called upon this court to raise a number of troops, no less than 2000 to strike an important blow against the common enemy and put an end to this cruel and destructive war…." Moderate browning, waterstains in margins, not affecting text. An excellent association piece.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.

Realized $288

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