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Auction archive: Lot number 184

REVOLUTIONARY WAR] [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN] FIELD, James L...

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$4,000
Auction archive: Lot number 184

REVOLUTIONARY WAR] [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN] FIELD, James L...

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$4,000
Beschreibung:

REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN]. FIELD, James. Lt., Continental Army . Manuscript document signed ("James Field"), n.d. 1½ pages, slight wear along edges . A deposition defending himself, and fellow officer James Wilson against Col. Beekman's charges of being AWOL for a week on a 24-hour pass, trying to retrieve a trunk of clothes and a horse. -- WILSON, James. Manuscript document signed ("Jas. Wilson"), n.d. 4 pages, folio . Wilson's defense to the same charges, with many of the same excuses: difficulty getting transport, menacing "negroes and whites" roaming the countryside; and a Mrs. Lewis, who seems to have been the source of most of the delay: "I then was obliged to stay [at her house] until the next morning...," etc. Mentions the evacuation of Beaumont and other aspects of the campaign. -- PICKERING, Timothy (1745-1829). ADS ("Timothy Pickering"), Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1780. 1 p., 4to . An appointment, making Samuel Miles depouty quartermaster for Pennsylvania.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN]. FIELD, James. Lt., Continental Army . Manuscript document signed ("James Field"), n.d. 1½ pages, slight wear along edges . A deposition defending himself, and fellow officer James Wilson against Col. Beekman's charges of being AWOL for a week on a 24-hour pass, trying to retrieve a trunk of clothes and a horse. -- WILSON, James. Manuscript document signed ("Jas. Wilson"), n.d. 4 pages, folio . Wilson's defense to the same charges, with many of the same excuses: difficulty getting transport, menacing "negroes and whites" roaming the countryside; and a Mrs. Lewis, who seems to have been the source of most of the delay: "I then was obliged to stay [at her house] until the next morning...," etc. Mentions the evacuation of Beaumont and other aspects of the campaign. -- PICKERING, Timothy (1745-1829). ADS ("Timothy Pickering"), Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1780. 1 p., 4to . An appointment, making Samuel Miles depouty quartermaster for Pennsylvania. ALSO WITH: [FEDERAL ERA POLTICS]. BURR, Aaron (1756-1836). ALS ("Aaron Burr") to William Ireson, Albany, 20 July 1791. 3 pp., folio, separated . A letter to his law partner, ordering interesting political books: "Daniel Vardon...advertises Letters and Observations to Burke . If they are neither by Payne, Priestly, Towers or Loft, buy and send them to me. Buy also... Mackintosh's defense of the French Revolution against the accusations of Mr. Burke ." -- PORTER, David (1754-1808). ALS to Gov. Isaac Tichenor, New York, 15 December 1796. 3 pp., 4to . ON THE ELECTION OF 1796. Porter discusses the likely results for New York, and prays that the hopes of the Jeffersonians ("the old Demo ") will prove abortive; also expressing approval of WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. -- BOUDINOT, Elisha. ALS ("Elisha Boudinot") to Gov. Tichenor, New York, 12 Feb. 1799. 1 p., folio, address leaf incomplete . An interesting commentary on contemporary politics, particularly Matthew Lyon's "eccentric" performances on the floor of Congress. -- [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. BENEDICT ARNOLD FORGERY. Manuscript document with faked Arnold signature, a pass for Ephraim Duane to pass through the lines, addressed to Col. Sheldon, Head Quarters, West Point, 2 Aug. 1780. 1 p., oblong, tears repaired, tipped to another sheet . A mid-19th century forgery. -- NEW YORK LAND DEEDS. Three early New York deeds dated 1767, 1792, and 1814. Two of them engrossed on parchment. Together 9 items . (9)

Auction archive: Lot number 184
Auction:
Datum:
3 Dec 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN]. FIELD, James. Lt., Continental Army . Manuscript document signed ("James Field"), n.d. 1½ pages, slight wear along edges . A deposition defending himself, and fellow officer James Wilson against Col. Beekman's charges of being AWOL for a week on a 24-hour pass, trying to retrieve a trunk of clothes and a horse. -- WILSON, James. Manuscript document signed ("Jas. Wilson"), n.d. 4 pages, folio . Wilson's defense to the same charges, with many of the same excuses: difficulty getting transport, menacing "negroes and whites" roaming the countryside; and a Mrs. Lewis, who seems to have been the source of most of the delay: "I then was obliged to stay [at her house] until the next morning...," etc. Mentions the evacuation of Beaumont and other aspects of the campaign. -- PICKERING, Timothy (1745-1829). ADS ("Timothy Pickering"), Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1780. 1 p., 4to . An appointment, making Samuel Miles depouty quartermaster for Pennsylvania.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN]. FIELD, James. Lt., Continental Army . Manuscript document signed ("James Field"), n.d. 1½ pages, slight wear along edges . A deposition defending himself, and fellow officer James Wilson against Col. Beekman's charges of being AWOL for a week on a 24-hour pass, trying to retrieve a trunk of clothes and a horse. -- WILSON, James. Manuscript document signed ("Jas. Wilson"), n.d. 4 pages, folio . Wilson's defense to the same charges, with many of the same excuses: difficulty getting transport, menacing "negroes and whites" roaming the countryside; and a Mrs. Lewis, who seems to have been the source of most of the delay: "I then was obliged to stay [at her house] until the next morning...," etc. Mentions the evacuation of Beaumont and other aspects of the campaign. -- PICKERING, Timothy (1745-1829). ADS ("Timothy Pickering"), Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1780. 1 p., 4to . An appointment, making Samuel Miles depouty quartermaster for Pennsylvania. ALSO WITH: [FEDERAL ERA POLTICS]. BURR, Aaron (1756-1836). ALS ("Aaron Burr") to William Ireson, Albany, 20 July 1791. 3 pp., folio, separated . A letter to his law partner, ordering interesting political books: "Daniel Vardon...advertises Letters and Observations to Burke . If they are neither by Payne, Priestly, Towers or Loft, buy and send them to me. Buy also... Mackintosh's defense of the French Revolution against the accusations of Mr. Burke ." -- PORTER, David (1754-1808). ALS to Gov. Isaac Tichenor, New York, 15 December 1796. 3 pp., 4to . ON THE ELECTION OF 1796. Porter discusses the likely results for New York, and prays that the hopes of the Jeffersonians ("the old Demo ") will prove abortive; also expressing approval of WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. -- BOUDINOT, Elisha. ALS ("Elisha Boudinot") to Gov. Tichenor, New York, 12 Feb. 1799. 1 p., folio, address leaf incomplete . An interesting commentary on contemporary politics, particularly Matthew Lyon's "eccentric" performances on the floor of Congress. -- [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. BENEDICT ARNOLD FORGERY. Manuscript document with faked Arnold signature, a pass for Ephraim Duane to pass through the lines, addressed to Col. Sheldon, Head Quarters, West Point, 2 Aug. 1780. 1 p., oblong, tears repaired, tipped to another sheet . A mid-19th century forgery. -- NEW YORK LAND DEEDS. Three early New York deeds dated 1767, 1792, and 1814. Two of them engrossed on parchment. Together 9 items . (9)

Auction archive: Lot number 184
Auction:
Datum:
3 Dec 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center
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