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Lot 284

Heath, William (1737-1814) Major General in the Continental Army; reprimanded by Washington for his handling of the attack on Fort Independence (1777); commanded Eastern Department (1777-79) and in the Hudson Valley (1779-81). Manuscript document signed ("W Heath MG"), 2 pages, 11½ x 8¼ in., Boston, March 23, 1778. To Thomas Hancock, Deputy Paymaster General of the Forces of the United States of America, ordering him to pay Nathaniel Barber, Deputy Commisisary of Military Stores, the sum of $196 for four soldiers' wages. The account of the men is stated on the verso, with signed endorsements by Nathaniel Barber and Ebenezer Hancock, Deputy Paymaster General. An interesting financial document from the American Revolution.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Superior Galleries, Nov. 6, 1993, lot 46.

Realized $456

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