Lot 253: Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, one page both sides, 8 x 13, April 28, 1776. Rhode Island enlistment document signed or marked by nine men who "solemnly engage and enlist our selves as Soldiers in ye pay of the Colony of Rhode Island for the preservation of the Liberties of America and the Defence of the United Colonies in General and of this Colony in Particular From the Day of our Enlistment for one year unless the Service Admit of a Discharge sooner Which Shall Be at the Discretion of the General Assembly And We Hereby Promise to Submit our selves to all the orders and Regulations of the Army and Faithfully to observe and obey all Such orders as We shall Receive from time to time from our Officers." In very good condition, with noticeable repaired separations to intersecting folds (passing through portions of signatures and text), toning and soiling, and a few chips to edges. One of the privates who signs his mark, Thomas Angles, went on to serve under Jeremiah Olney and saw action at Yorktown before being discharged at Saratoga.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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