Lot 20: Jonathan Trumbull and Abraham Ten Broeck DS

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-07-10 14:46:08

Lot 20

Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Ab'm Ten Broeck” and "Jon;th Trumbull," one page, 8.25 x 12.25, December 26, 1776. Document headed "In Committee of Safety for the State of New York," beginning with an order by Ten Broeck, in part: "Ordered, that the Treasurer of this State transmit by Benjamin Montanye the Sum of Eight hundred and forty pounds…New York Currency…to be sent to his Honor Governor Trumbull to discharge the Accounts of the transportation of Inhabitants and Stock from Nassau Island…the Governor is requested…to pass and return…a Receipt for the same." Trumbull signs off on the receipt below, in part: "Rec'd December 30th 1776 from P. V. B. Livingston by the hands of Gerard Bancker Eight hundred and forty pounds…pursuant to the above order." In fine condition, with two short tears to the top edge. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Trumbull.

Estimate: $2800-$3200

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