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Revolutionary War continued...

Military Correspondence
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2756 c imageWilliam Irvine. Folded cover endorsed "Public Service" and addressed to "The Honorable William Irvine Esqr., Brigadier General in the armies of the United States, Carlisle" with instructions on back "Colonel Grier will be so obliging and send this Letter immediately to General Irvine. Mentges", strengthened along folds, bottom panel removed, scarce war-period usage (Irvine was appointed Brigadier-General May 12, 1779) (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
2757 c imageWilliam Irvine. Folded cover with "on Public Service" endorsement and addressed to "The Honourable Brigadier Genl. Irvine, Commandg. the Pennsa. Division, Camp", sender's directive "Hon'd p Colo. North", no docketing or date but there is a postscript on the flap "NB Price are every day falling", backed with paper, Very Fine, the Pennsylvania Division was commanded by Major-General Arthur St. Clair in the winter of 1779-80, the 1st Pennsylvania Brigade, under Brigadier-General William Irvine, was composed of the 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 10th Pennsylvania Regiments, with a combined total enlistment, in December 1779, of 1,253 men (www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/hh/7/hh7f1.htm) (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2758 c imageWilliam Irvine. Folded cover addressed to "Brigadier General William Irvine at Camp" with sender's directive "Honored by Captn. Vanderhorst", no date but Irvine was made Brigadier-General on May 12, 1779, Very Fine military usage (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
2759 c imageWilliam Irvine. Folded cover addressed to "Hnble Brigadier General Irvine at Fort Pitt" with "on publick service" endorsement, undated (ca. 1782-83 while commander of Fort Pitt), small repaired spot of wear along fold, Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
2760 c imageWilliam Irvine. Folded cover addressed to "The Honble Brigadier General Irvine, Fort Pitt" with "War Office, Virginia" endorsement, undated but ca. 1782 based on Irvine's rank and location, backflap and edge of address panel at top left repaired, silked, Fine appearance (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2761 c image"Mad" Anthony Wayne. Folded cover addressed "To Colonel Anthony Wayne at Ticonderoga" with directive "Favor'd by pr the Reverence Mr. Jones", pencil notation "Aug. 25/76 Abm. Robinson", paper reinforcements and repairs to flaps, otherwise Fine, Colonel Wayne and his battalion joined the Pennsylvania brigade in the Spring of 1776 to reinforce the Canadian expedition which ultimately failed (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2762 c image"Mad" Anthony Wayne. Folded cover addressed "To Anthony Wayne, Esqr., Colonel Commandant at Ticonderoga" with "On Public Service" endorsement and directive "Favored by Col. Baldwin", receipt docketing "20th Feby. 1777 Major Measam" referring to George Measam, Commissary General of Clothing, faint toning, Very Fine, sent to Wayne in the month he was promoted to Brigadier-General and a few months before he left his difficult command post at Fort Ticonderoga to join Washington at Morristown (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2763 c image"Mad" Anthony Wayne. Folded cover addressed "To General Anthy. Wayne at Camp", receipt docketing "2nd June 1778 Col. Robinson", sender's directive "P Henry" (courier's name), minor tissue strengthening behind folds, slightly worn file fold touches signature, sent to General "Mad" Anthony Wayne at Washington's camp at Valley Forge, on June 15 the British evacuated Philadelphia, and shortly after General Wayne participated in the indecisive Battle of Monmouth between Washington's and Lee's armies (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2764 c image"Mad" Anthony Wayne. Folded cover addressed "To Brigadier General Wayne, Camp" with "On Public Service" endorsement, but also marked "P.Post" and rated "4" (dwt) due, receipt docketing "27th Octr. 1778, Jacob Howell" which is months after the Battle of Monmouth in which General Wayne participated, Jacob S. Howell was secretary at the Philadelphia War Office, Very Fine (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2765 c image"Mad" Anthony Wayne. Folded cover addressed "To Honble. Brigadier Genl. Wayne, Comg in New Jersey" and endorsed "War Office", receipt docketing "15th Decr 1780 from The War Office" which places this correspondence in the month that troops under Wayne's command mutinied over grievances about pay and terms of service, reinforced folds, top panels removed and slightly reduced, Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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