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Lot 296

Tilghman, Tench (1744-1786) American Revolutionary war officer; aide de camp and private secretary to General George Washington. Autograph letter signed, 1 page, on laid watermarked paper, 10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in., Head Quarters, June 19, 1780. To an undisclosed recipient. "The inclosed [not present] were addressed to General Dickinson supposing he commanded the advanced troops. Mrs. Shoemaker, the lady who writes the letters, is one of those sent in to New York by the State of Penna. and has the proper passports from the Governor and Council. His Excellency therefore desires you to give directions to the officer upon the lines to permit her and her Baggage &c. to pass to Elizabeth Town. Mr. Brown the Bearer will carry down the passport." Tape reinforcement to folds on verso, else fine.

Together with a document signed by James Parker, 1 page, 12 x 7 ¼ in., "Parsipany," Dec. 21, 1778. Toned, with edge splits; integral address leaf with seal remnants. To Deputy Quartermaster General Col. James Abeel (1733-1835) in Morristown, pleading to buy "four locks & half a dozen pounds of steel for which I shall be glad to pay you any price you will ask…."
Estimated Value $500 - 600.

Realized $1,320

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