Lot #187
Henry Wisner

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Estimate: $800+


Patriot leader (c. 1720-1790) in New York who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and was a signer of the Olive Branch Petition; he supplied Continental troops with gunpowder throughout much of the war. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 10.25, April 10, 1779. Pay order issued by three “Commissioners for enquiring into detecting and defeating Conspiracies in this State,” ordering the treasurer of New York to pay £548 to two "Commissioners of Sequestration" in Orange County, for expenses "arising in consequence of our Prosecuting the business of the Commissioners." Signed at the conclusion by Henry Wisner, Gilbert Cooper, and Thomas Moffat. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet and in fine condition.

Auction Info

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

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