Lot 408: David Wooster

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2015-10-06 13:05:24

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Lot 408: American general (1711–1777) known for serving in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War who was killed in action at the Battle of Ridgefield; he is considered a 'forgotten hero of the Revolution.' Early manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 13, May 30, 1748. Military document issued at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, headed "A Regimental Court Martial in Sir Wm. Pepperell's Regiment," detailing charges against several soldiers, including: "Sergeant Greenfield…For Neglect of Duty, & disobedience of orders," "Sergeant Monro…and Corporal Call…for disobedience of orders & Neglect of Duty," and "John Adkins…for Selling a new pair of Shoes, and on Suspicion of breaking open a Chest of Jeremiah Andrews, and taking from thence a Dollar & a half, and a New Shirt." All but the latter were acquitted, and Adkins was sentenced to one hundred lashes after being found "Guilty of Selling his Shoes, but not breaking open the Chest." Crisply signed at the conclusion by Wooster. Intersecting folds and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Wooster served under Pepperell's command at the 1745 Siege of Louisbourg, a part of King George's War, commonly known as the War of the Austrian Succession. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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