Lot 273: American statesman (1713–1786) who served as the first president (governor) of New Hampshire. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed "M. Weare," one page both sides, 6.75 x 8.5, July 8, 1779. Letter to his son Nathan. In part: "I Received your letter of 8th of June by Capt. Leigh am glad to hear that you are in health—which is a great favor we are thro' the goodness of God in comfortable health. I Perceive by your letter that it is uncertain which way your rout may be and what time you may return—be that as it may I hope you will be protected and enabled to go through any difficulties you may meet with. I hope you will not fail to write if you have any Opportunity that we may know your Situation. I wrote you by Ensign Leavett inclosing a letter to Colo. Scammell in your favor, but as you make no mention of it I conclude you had not received it, but you mention that you had received your Appointment and that it was agreeable to officers and Soldiers which I am glad to hear tho' you do not mention what your Appointment is…Your Brother Nathaniel is keeping School at Stratham I have not seen him since I receivd your letter. We have had the News here of the total defeat of the British army at the Southern which we look upon as authentick, which is a very grand affair in our favor and I hope with you that this year will put an end to the war—I have nothing more particular to write by wishing you the protection of a kind Providence." In very good condition, with paper loss to edges and two small holes from ink erosion. Superb wartime content.
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Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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