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French and Indian War, 1758 Manuscript Order Detailing Impressing of Weapons

Manuscript document, 2pp, 8 x 12.5 in., Norwich, Connecticut. May 26, 1758. Order addressed to Simon Tracy for the impressing of weapons for use by the 8th Company, 3rd Regiment of Connecticut Troops under the command of Captain Charles Whiting during the French and Indian War. Issued by Justice of the Peace Isaac Huntington. Verso lists the appropriated arms, belts, and cartouche boxes and from whom they were taken.

The 8th Company consisted of ninety-two men, plus four commissioned officers and was organized as part of the General Assembly Campaign of 1758 to raise 5,000 men, divided into four regiments of twelve companies each. Connecticut's troops worked with those raised by the other New England Colonies under the authority of Major General James Abercrombie, Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America during the war.

 

Condition:

Creasing as expected, with minor tears at fold lines. Areas of staining and soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,875
01/30/2020

 

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