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Lot 5: BARTLETT, JOSIAH. Letter Signed as Chairman of the Committee of Safety,


Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

April 17, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: SIGNER FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE BARTLETT, JOSIAH. Letter Signed as Chairman of the Committee of Safety, to Colonel Jonathan Chase, enclosing an order [not present] to raise two companies for defense of the western frontier. 1 page, folio; minor wear at folds. Exeter [NH], 19 April 1781

Notes: "Enclosed you have a vote of the General Court of the 5th instant directing that two companies of men be raised for the defense of the western frontier. . . . And you are to call on the Selectmen of the respective towns in which said men are raised to pay each soldier two dollars per mile travel money from their respective homes to the place of rendezvous."

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