Lot 30: HORATIO GATES Autograph Original Receipt Signed + Engraving
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Revolutionary War Major General Horatio Gates Signed
HORATIO GATES (1727-1806). American General during the Revolutionary War who took credit for the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga only after General Benedict Arnold, who led the attack, was finally forced from the field when he was shot in the leg and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden.
March 22, 1793-Dated Federal Period, original Partially-Printed Receipt Signed, "Gates" at Bowery, New York, Choice Extremely Fine. Being an ornately bordered offical receipt for hay grown by Gates and sold to a "Mr. Hillyard" measuring about 3" x 2.75". Lot also includes a modern engraving of Genral Horatio Gates. (2 items)
Horatio Gates was a British soldier who served in North America during the French and Indian War and became a Major General in the American Revolutioanry War Continental Army. He claimed victory at Saratoga (1777) and was involved in the Conway Cabal; he was Relieved of his Command and his conduct was questioned after the Battle of Camden in 1780. In 1782 General Gates was allowed back into service under Commanding General George Washington.