and WAR OF 1812
REVOLUTIONARY WAR DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND BUT WHEN THEY CONTAIN ARMS
INFORMATION, ARE RARE. PAPER WAS SCARCE DURING THAT PERIOD RESULTING IN
NO REAL SET SIZE FOR DOCUMENTS & RECEIPTS. ANY SIZE OF PAPER THAT COULD
BE FOUND AND WOULD WORK IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE FOR THE PURPOSE INTENDED
JULY 21, 1775 - PURCHASE OF CARTRIDGES AND
SANDBAGS - (approx. 2" x 7 3/4") Watertown,
Connecticut receipt for three 'hogsheads' of cartridges
and 1600 sandbags for the use of the Colony. One tear
going up into the document from the bottom near the
middle and several small holes.
1780 TESTIMONIAL OF SOLDIER'S SERVICE IN REV.
WAR - Document certifying that Nathanial Johnson
served in the Second Regiment of Connecticut Line Of
the Continental Army. Very good condition.
1791 POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERAN - Power of attorney for the Rhode Island veteran Clark
Hopkins, that fought in the late regiment commanded by Col. Topham.
Document is approx. 7 3/4" x 10 5/8" and in very good condition.
1791 POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERAN - Power of attorney for the Rhode Island veteran James
Brown, that fought in Col. Trehabits (?) Company. Document is approx.
8" x 11 3/4" and in very good condition.
1791 POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERAN
- Power of attorney for the New York veteran Paul Brimley, that fought in
Col. John Torpping's (?) Company. Document is approx. 8 1/4" x 12
1/4" and in very good condition.
1781 CONNECTICUT DOCUMENT - From the State
Pay-Table Office the order to pay the Quartermaster for
charges to the State. Document is approx. 3 3/4" x 6
5/8". It is in good condition but has some separation at
on of the folds.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON & FAMILY - 1860's period
CDV (approx. 2 7/16" x 4") engraving of General Washington in uniform
seated with his family. Reverse is blank. Carte is in very good condition but
does have rounded corners.
FRANCIS HOPKINSON - DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
SIGNER - Approx. 3 1/2" x 7 3/8" Bill of Exchange as Secretary of
Loans for the United States. Dated July 28, 1779. This signature is
priced hundreds of dollars below his normal rate as the note does
have some flaws. The signature was originally cut from the
document then reattached with tape on the reverse side. Also there
is glue toning visible as it has been glued to a brown paper on the
corners and the old glue has stained the paper. The note has also
been trimmed on the left margin into the print. This is one of the
bills on the French Loan that helped to finance the Revolutionary
War. Along with signing the Declaration of Independence as a New
Jersey Delegate, Hopkinson was credited with helping design the
first U.S. flag.
WAR OF 1812 - 129TH NEW YORK MILITIA- Approx. 4 1/4"
x 8 1/8" document dated August 15, 1814, pre-printed and
filled in appointing Richard Culver to Sergeant the 129th NY
Militia. Has wax seal and does have staining as can be seen.
Also has some fold separations in the paper.
COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS DOCUMENT - 1756 - 7 3/4 X
12 3/8" pre-printed and filled in for the county of Hampshire for
a gentleman from Springfield. Has the heading "GEORGE the
Second, by the Grace of GOD, of Great Britain, France and
Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, Etc." This is basically a
court document with judgement for a civil case. Neat document
from 20 years prior to the Revolution. Does have a few small
holes at the intersection of folds and also a few minor separation
areas on the folds. Good condition.
WAR OF 1812 PERIOD CANTEEN - - Approx 7" dia x 2
7/8" wide good solid period cheese box style canteen. Is
painted black but the paint under the black is a very light
pastel colored green as can be seen in the photos. the only
marking is a 'T' on the side (perhaps the owner's initial or
perhaps a state such as Tennessee and Jackson's troops??)
There are four leather strap loops nailed on - all intact.
Good early canteen - VGC.
BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOUVENIR RIBBON - Approx. 2
1/2" x 10 1/4" high. The ribbon played havoc with the scanner on this.
The ribbon is fantastic showing Washington on horseback, crossed flags
and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The captions: "
Souvenir / of the / Independence / of / America . . . George Washington /
First president / of the / United States 1789 . . . Signing of the /
Declaration of Independence / July 4th 1776". VGC.
BEAUTIFUL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION RIBBON - BATTLE OF
LEXINGTON- Approx. 2 1/4" x 8" high. A Committee member's badge
for the Centennial of the Battle of Lexington held on April 19, 1875.
Ribbon is partially separated from the pinbar but otherwise in GC.
CONTINENTAL CURRENCY - 1776 CC-45 - Approx. 2 3/4"
x 3 5/8" $8.00 Note issue date of July 22, 1776, only 18 days
after the Declaration of Independence. Signed by Sellers and
Watkins (Watkins signature is very light). Printed by Hall and
Sellers 1776. Good Condition.
UNITED STATES CURRENCY - 1779 CC-88 - Approx. 2
13/16" x 3 5/8" $2.00 Note issue date of January 14, 1779,
only 2 1/2 years after the Declaration of Independence. Has red
overprint on graphic and 'UNITED STATES' on left border.
Printed by Hall and Sellers 1779. Fair Condition.
MARYLAND COLONIAL CURRENCY - 1774 MD-62 -
Approx. 2 7/16" x 4 5/8" $2.00 Note issue date of April 10,
1774, only 2 years before the Declaration of Independence.
Signed by Eddis & Clapham. Printed by A.C. and F. Green.
1815 U.S. ARTILLERY PAY ROLL SHEET - ACTIVITY
IN WAR OF 1812 - Approx. 15 1/4" x 20" on laid paper.
Pay roll sheet of a Company of Artillery commanded by
Capt. John B. Walbach. Document shows the enlistments
in 1814 & 1815 and this pay roll is dated April 30, 1815.
The document is in very good condition with only some
separation at edges of folds.
1814 MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA ENROLLMENT
CERTIFICATE - Approx. 3 3/8" x 5 5/8" Enrollment for Noah
Emory, Jr. into the Company of Capt. James Goodwin
instructing Noah where to proceed for duty. Dated April 27,
1814. Some paper discoloring but otherwise good condition.
1812 GENERAL ORDERS - PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA -
Approx. 6 5/8" x 7 3/4" Printed General Orders dated Meadville,
27th September, 1812 - gives the basic rules and regulations and
contains a great line, "Patriotism may do much, but when
united with order and discipline, it is invincible". Laid paper in
1813 MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS AND WARRANT -
CAVALRY COMPANY- Approx. 7 3/8" x 11 3/4" Hand written
warrant from Captain Jacob Batchelder's Cavalry Company
directing those listed in the company to appear at a designated
location for inspection and review. Cavalry documents from the
War of 1812 are very hard to come by. Laid paper - Some
separations at folds but otherwise in very solid condition.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY VOUCHER - 1781 - 6TH
REGIMENT NEW YORK DUTCHESS COUNTY MILITIA -
Voucher for Connecticut resident John Willson
(Wilson)(spelled both ways on the voucher) for the sum of
twenty seven pounds and twelve shillings for his service in the
Army. Supporting documentation shows Connecticut resident
Wilson served as Captain in Col. Morris Graham's Regiment
(6th Regiment Dutchess County Militia) during the War.
Document is approx. 6 1/4" x 7" and printed on laid paper.
Period ink notation on reverse notes the 6th Regiment. Very
1781 CONNECTICUT DOCUMENT - From the State
Pay-Table Office October 9, 1781, the order to pay the
Quartermaster for charges to the State. Document is
approx. 3 3/4" x 6 3/4". Good condition..
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY VOUCHER -
CONNECTICUT LINE - 1781 - Approx. 5 5/8" x 7 3/8" -
Dated June 5, 1781 for Ephraim Parrish's service in the
Connecticut Line of the Continental Army of the United
States. All hand written, normally you find these pre-printed
and filled in. Very good condition.
EARLY PLUG BAYONET- C-1680-1710 European plug
bayonet. This style was the first for bayonets and preceded the
later socket bayonets. Overall length is approx. 19 1/2" with
an approx. 5" handle made out of a burly looking English
Walnut (?). These were used in the hunting community along
with the military. This does have a touch mark (see additional
images) but I believe it may be a hunting bayonet although
this same style bayonet with this cross guard is shown in
Neumann's book "Swords and Blades of the American
Revolution" (Pg. 34 - # 7B). Bayonet is in very good condition
but cross guard is loose and there is a crack in the grip.
GEORGE CLYMER - DOUBLE SIGNER - DECLARATION
OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION -
Approx. 7 3/8" x 8 3/4" 3 page ALS - folded cover. 1793 letter
from George Clymer to his Brother-in-law Samuel Merideth
(also a signer of the US Constitution) who at the time was the
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in New York (cover is addressed
as such). Letter addresses what appears to be personal business
deals (as they were business partners) and other items (see
transcript on 'Additional Images' link). Clymer, as one of the
Founding Fathers was a Delegate from Pennsylvania. Along
with signing the Declaration of Independence, he would later
sign the U.S. Constitution and served as a Representative in
the First Federal Congress from 1789-1791. Letter is in very
good condition, especially considering the age, is written in
period ink on laid paper. There is some separation on the
main fold (approx. 50%) but both sides still intact. Wax from
cover seal is still present. Letter mentions a 'Hamilton' but
unsure whether that is reference to Alexander.