Lot 11: Battle of Bunker Hill: Nathan Blood Endorsement
12th July 2017
Rare Revolutionary War-dated handwritten endorsement, "Rec'd the Contents by me, Nathan Blood Quarter M," on the reverse of a manuscript order for supplies signed by John Pigeon, one page, 4 x 2, April 25, 1775. Pigeon's order, submitted to Com. Davis, in full: "Deliver to Capt. Reuben Dow, six pots & twelve Dishes & Twenty wooden bottles." A contemporary docketing notation is penned below Blood's signature to indicate receipt. Affixed at the left edge to a 6.75 x 10.75 image of a memorial listing those killed at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, including Blood as a deceased member of Prescott's regiment. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, and a toned tape remnant to the lower left corner. An exceedingly rare piece from within days of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, signed by one of the earliest American casualties.
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