Lot 431: Distinguished major general in the Continental Army (1737–1814) who organized and trained the undisciplined forces at Cambridge before the Battle of Bunker Hill. Revolutionary War–dated ADS, signed "W. Heath, M. Genl" one page, 7.25 x 9, April 3, 1778. Pay order submitted to Deputy Paymaster Ebenezer Hancock. In part: "Sir Pay Major Jona. Pollard one Hundred Dollars in full of his pay as my aid De Camp for the Months of February & March 1778, for which this shall be your Sufficient Warrant Given at Head Quarters." Affixed to a slightly larger mount. In very good condition, with some repaired tears and paper loss to edges, and overall dampstaining (affecting appearance but not legibility).
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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