Lot #102
Robert Howe

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Estimate: $400+


Major general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (1732-1786). LS, one page, 6.5 x 7.75, August 11, 1779. Letter written from his headquarters in Salem, in part: "I do myself the pleasure to transmitt an order expressive of the approbation I so truly have of your good conduct & that of officers & men under your command in the late affair within the Enemies lines." Includes a handwritten note from his aide-de-camp, dated August 7, 1779, being an extract from an order given by Howe extolling the gallantry of Lt. Col. White, in part: "Gen'l Howe thinks proper, to express in orders, that the enterprise of the night before last, executed with such gallantry, spirit, & success, under the Command of Lt. Colo. White, has his warmest approbation." In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and light staining along the left edge from mounting remnants on the reverse.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #531 - Ended July 11, 2018

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