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#435 - Revolutionary War

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A reward for the recapture of an escaped inmate from Newgate Prison
Description                           Estimate: $800+          

DS, signed “George Wyllys,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 7.75, May 11, 1775. Statement regarding a reward for the recapture of a prisoner, in part: “On the memorial of Arnout Cannon showing that at great trouble & expence he had apprehended & brot from New York the infamous Richard Steel so that he might be recommitted to Newgate Prison and praying for a reimbursement of his expence & a reward for his trouble…It is thereupon by this assembly granted & ordered that the treasurer of the Colony pay…the sum of eleven pound twelve shillings & nine pence money in compensation of his charge & expence and also the further sum of Three pounds money as a reward for his risque and service in full of the engagement specified in the advertisement for taking up the said Richard Steel.” In fine condition, with some splitting along folds.


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