Lot 20: Manuscript DS, signed "Z. Taylor, Maj Comg," one page, 7 x 4.5, December 18, 1817. Taylor approves a request for ten quires of writing paper, one ink stand, and fifty quills. In part: "The Q Master will furnish the paper inkstand and quills agreeable to the above requisition." In fine condition, with a horizontal fold passing through the very top of the signature, some show-through from docketing to reverse, and trimmed edges. After distinguishing himself in the War of 1812, Taylor was given command of Fort Howard from 1817 to 1819.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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