July 30, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


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William Heath signed handwritten letter

William Heath signed handwritten letter to Lt. General Burgoyne, Headquarters Boston, dated Feby. 10th 1778, inscribed Sir, Your favor this date came duly to hand, I have had a parole for Mr. Wilford which he will please to sign and leave in the hands of Col. Kingston until Col. Keith comes up tomorrow. Mr. Peck who is to attend Mr. Wilford will be at Cambridge by eight o'clock tomorrow morning with the passports, there is a recorded response from Burgoyne in"Naval Documents of the American Revolution: American theatre: Jan. 1, 1778-Mar. 31, 1778", page 709. Israel Keith was an aide-de-camp to Major General William Heath and became deputy adjutant in Boston, where he kept watch of a prison camp that detained British Army officers and soldiers captured in battle, Lt. Col. Kingston was adjutant-general to Burgoyne, 12 1/2" x 7 3/4". Provenance: The Ephemera Collection of Joseph Rubinfine, Merritt Island, Florida.

Condition:

Light stains, small taped tear at center fold on right edge.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$976
07/30/2020

 

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