March 25, 2021 10:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


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Revolutionary War letter, dated 18th, April, 1777

Revolutionary War letter, dated 18th, April, 1777, inscribed Dear Friend, I advise you on the 8th to come to this city. Congress today formed a resolution to the same purpose. It is exceedingly critical you ?? be here directly. Gen. Mifflin wishes it as much as I. Y(our) ???? has not been taken up, neither will it before y(our) arrival. The Qm Department & the Commissary's will be settled both immediately upon some footing or of then and the same. You sh(all) see G. M or me the minute you alight. By the way, some are very apprehensive of the wright quarrel between you an Mr. Read (presumably George Read), and a second between you and Genl. Schuyler. I am no judge of such matters. There seems to be a mighty rising fancy for contracts in a scheeming set of politicians here - make y(our) will, and come along. Y(our) obliged affection. J. L., most likely by the hand of James Lovell (1737-1814), Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress. A political ally of Quartermaster Gerneral Thomas Mifflin, Lovell corresponded frequently with John and Abigail Adams and Major General Horatio Gates, amongst others, 10 3/4" x 7".

Condition:

Creases, some losses and tears at creases, very light toning, has been removed from frame, not markings or inscriptions on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,638
03/25/2021

 

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