George Washington signed letter, 1776
George Washington signed hand written letter, headquarters New York, 8 Sept. (1776), written to Sir (Abraham Yates), I wrote you this Morning by your Express, but forgot to mention a Matter of Consequence. It being determined to remove our Sick to Orange Town, we shall want four large Albany Sloops for that purpose. The fatigue of travelling that Distance by land, would not only be more than the Patients could bear, but we have full Employ for our Waggons in transporting Baggage, Tents & c for the Troops from hence to our out posts. I must therefore beg the favor of your Honourable Body to procure the above Number of Vessels and send them down with as much Dispatch as possible to this City. I am with Respect Your most obt Servt. P.S. I shall be glad to know by Return of the Express when I may probably expect the Sloops down. There are several now on the lower parts of the River with Boards perhaps you might engage them to come this way, which would save time. The text is written in the hand of Tench Tilghman who was Washington's aide-de-camp. Published with some minor variation in "The Papers of George Washington", Revolutionary War Series volume 6, page 262, Philander D. Chase and Frank E. Grizzard, Jr. Provenance: The Ephemera Collection of Joseph Rubinfine, Merritt Island, Florida.
Laminated with tissue, loss to upper right corner, fold lines, minor edge tears.
Array ( [live_biddable] => [inquire] => [phone] => [phone_bid] => 0 [sold] => 1 [unsold] => [make_offer] => [estimate] => 1 [timer] => [current_bid] => [asking_bid] => [start_price] => 1 [buy_it_now_price] => [bid_activity] => )
Have a Similar Item?Consign With Us
Purchasers of firearms must strictly comply with all state and federal regulations governing their purchase, registration, and transportation. Firearms requiring registration are designated in our catalogue as R (requires registration/FFL) or C&R (Curio & Relic). Bidders of firearms requiring registration (R or C&R) will be required to provide their Federal Firearms License or be a licensed Collector of Curio & Relics. If a purchaser does not possess a federal license, he/she must comply with additional registration as required by their resident state. The purchaser is solely responsible for fees associated with the additional registration requirements charged by Pook & Pook, Inc. or purchaser’s transfer agent. If the purchaser is not in possession of a federal license and is not a resident of Pennsylvania, he/she must make arrangements with a transfer agent in their resident state. If you are restricted from purchasing a firearm, please do not attempt to bid on any firearm. We do not guarantee the working condition of any firearm. Pook & Pook, Inc. will not be liable for accident or injury resulting in purchase of firearm. Purchasers should have all firearms they purchase examined by a certified gunsmith prior to use.
CREDIT CARDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM ESTABLISHED PURCHASERS. POOK & POOK DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING, BUT WILL PROVIDE A LIST OF LOCAL SHIPPERS TO ALL SUCCESSFUL BUYERS.
ALL PHONE BIDS START AT $500. Deadline for placing phone bids is 4pm on July 29th.