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#436 - Revolutionary War

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Description                           Estimate: $800+          

Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Noble Benedict Capt.,” one page, 13.75 x 8.25, November 19, 1775. Appointment of Jonah Benedict “to be a Sergeant” in the “sixth Company in the Fifth Regiment Raised by the Colony of Connecticut Commanded by David Waterbury Jur. Col.” Also includes a manuscript copy of said appointment, dated November 19, 1775, and a manuscript copy of Jonah Benedict’s affidavit affirming his service and subsequent imprisonment by British forces, dated March 20, 1810. In good to very good condition, with wrinkling, creasing, tears, and repaired areas of paper loss. Captain Noble Benedict and his nephew Jonah aided in the defense of New York City in spring of 1776. Following defeats at Long Island and White Plains, half of their company were captured after they retreated to Fort Washington; both Benedicts were briefly held as British prisoners.


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