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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
WAS USED.
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.
SEPTEMBER 4, 1775 - PURCHASE OF FLINTS AND
TENTS
- (approx. 3 3/4" x 6 1/4") Cambridge, Connecticut
receipt for the purchase of 1 cask of Flints and 200 (?)
Tents for the use of the Army. Document is stained but in
solid condition.
NOVEMBER 14, 1775 - PURCHASE OF RATIONS -
(approx. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4") Cambridge, Connecticut
receipt for Army Rations including; wheat flour, butter
and pork for Commissary General Joseph Trumbull.
Document is in very good condition.
JULY 6, 1776 - TWO DAYS AFTER THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!! - PURCHASE OF
CARTRIDGE BOX
- (approx. 4" x 7 1/4") Hartford,
Connecticut receipt for one Cartridge Box for use in
Isreal Seymour's Company. Very good condition.
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JULY 6, 1776 - TWO DAYS AFTER THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!! - PURCHASE OF
BELTS AND SCABBARDS
- (approx. 5 5/8" x 8") Colony
of Connecticut receipt for 29 Belts and 6 Scabbards for
the Guns and Bayonets for Isreal Seymour's Company's
use. Document is in very good condition.
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JULY 11, 1776 - PROCURING OF GUNS - (approx. 1 7/8"
x 6 5/8") Farmington, Connecticut directive to start
procuring guns for Capt. Amos Barns Company. Very
good condition.
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JULY 15, 1776 - RECEIPT OF GUNS, CARTRIDGE
BOXES AND BAYONETS
- (approx. 2 7/8" x 8 1/4")
Milford, Connecticut receipt for 5 Guns, 4 Cartridge
Boxes and 2 Bayonets belonging to the County. Separate
note from General Assemblyconcerning same on
reverse. Good condition.
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JULY 25, 1776 - RECEIPT OF BAYONET STRAPS -
(approx. 3" x 8") Lynne, Connecticut receipt for 15
Bayonet Straps for use in Capt. Elijah Bingham's
Company. Good condition.
AUGUST 5, 1776 - RECEIPT FOR ONE GUN - (approx.
2" x 6 5/8") Preston, Connecticut receipt for one fire
arm without bayonet for soldier in Samual Mott's
Regiment. Very good condition.
APRIL 18, 1777 - RECEIPT FOR BAYONET BELTS,
SCABBARDS AND STRAPS
- (approx. 3 1/4" x 7 1/4")
Middletown, Connecticut receipt for 24 Bayonet
Scabbards, 25 Bayonet Belts and 12 Gun Slings for use in
Capt. Wyllses (?) Regiment. Very good condition.
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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.
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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.
$ 85.
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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.
$ 34.
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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.
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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.
$ 78.
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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.
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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.
$ 95.
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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.
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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.
Fair Condition.
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