Lot 3: British Officer in Boston: 1768 ALS

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-07-10 14:46:02

Lot 3

ALS signed "John Wilson," one page, 7.5 x 9.5, October 8, 1768. Letter to Lord Townshend, written from Boston, in part: "I beg leave to return your Lordship my sincere thanks, for the letters you were kind enough to write to Generall Gage in my Favour. There has yet no purchase of a majority going on for the American Army. But hope there will one happen shortly. A detachment of the 59th Regiment under my command with the 14th & 29th Regiment & a company of the Royall Artillery arrived here the 1st Instant in Hood's Squadron. The disposition of these turbulent people must be better known, to your Lordship, than I can describe." In fine condition.

Estimate: $200-$400

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