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Detailed 10pp Memorandum Listing Soldiers and Others Who Sold Horses to the Continental Army for Use by the Light Dragoons, July 1777- March 9, 1778

Four 8 x 11 in. sheets of laid paper folded into booklet with 5.5 x 8 in. pages: 7pp listing sales; 3pp noting placement. "Memorandum of Horses from whome receiv'd with their Colour and Marks viz:" noted from July 2, 1777 through March 9, 1778. When one turns the book upside down, the other three pages read from the back: "Memorandum of Continental Horses to what Pasture Sent, viz:" These listings actually have as much description of each animal as the first list. They were sent primarily to Bedford and Glastonbury, sometimes with halters, also.

Among the names noted: Maj. John Bigelow – helped Ethan Allen capture Fort Ticonderoga; formed an artillery company stationed at Fort Ti.
Josiah Blakeslee – served in NYC & LI with Washington & caught in the retreat from NYC. 
Daniel Brown – fought at Fort Lee & Fort Washington; fought at Monmouth. 
William Bull – Minute Man in 1776; transported supplies to Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. 
Jonathan Butler – later killed at Fort Griswold. 
Barnabus Deane – served in the Lexington Alarm. 
Joseph Farnsworth – served as commissary for Arnold’s expedition; later was commissary at Bennington, VT.
John Fish – served in the New Haven Alarm. 
Daniel Goodwin – signed Oath of Allegiance (essentially enlistment contract in the Continental Army). 
Stephen Guyer – transported supplies for the Continental Army. 
James Marsh – served in Captain Garhart’s Company. 
General Thomas Mifflin – aide-de-camp to General Washington. 
Samuel Mitchell – served at the siege of Boston. 
Daniel Olcott – with Washington on the retreat through NJ. 
Oliver Phelps – served in the Lexington Alarm & at Fort Ticonderoga. 
John Richards – served at the siege of Boston. 
Jesse Root – Deputy Adj. General.
Gordon Wadsworth – transported supplies for the Continental Army. 
Ebenezer Watson – served with the Light Dragoons in NY. 
Capt. Charles Whitney – fought at Saratoga.

Others mentioned: Calvin Eaton; Freeman Hilburn (probably African American); Cotton Murray (possibly a freedman); John Hitchfield; Jonathan Huntington; Daniel Skinner, Jr.; William Hoskins; Doctor Butler; Edward Covenhoven; Mr. Ross (William Ross listed elsewhere); Thomas Hopkins; Captain Led. Morgan; Samuel Tibbal; Stephen Norris; William Matson; Samuel Cleveland, Jr.; Daniel Jones; Thomas Lewis; John Alden; John McKnight; William Alford; Roderick Bigelow.

Condition:

Very light overall toning; generally, very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,125
11/15/2019

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