Lot 11: Battle of Bunker Hill: Nathan Blood Endorsement

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2017-07-10 14:46:05

Lot 11

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.

Estimate: $2200-$2500

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