Lot 183: Exceedingly rare Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed "John Hart" and "Abra. Clark," one page, 7.5 x 5.5, March 2, 1776. Document addressed to the Treasurers of the Provincial Congress. In full (spelling and grammar retained): "This is to certify that Caleb Camp hath attented as a Deputy in Provintial Congress in New Jersey, sixty days in this and a siting at Trenton in October last for which he is intitiuled to receive Nineteen pounds twelve shillings proclamation." Document is also signed on the reverse by Silas Condict and docketed by Caleb Camp. Professionally silked on the reverse. In very good condition, with repaired partial separations to intersecting folds, a small area of paper loss to upper right affecting a single word, light show-through from docketing to reverse, and trivial ink erosion to paraph of Clark's signature. A true rarity, this official Provincial Congress document bears the most important year in American history as well as the signatures of two signers of the Declaration of Independence. Previously held in the noted collection of Philip D. Sang.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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