Lot #51
Elias Boudinot

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Estimate: $600+


American lawyer and statesman (1740-1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative from New Jersey and director of the United States Mint. Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “Elias Boudinot, Com. Gen'l or Pris.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, December 23, 1777. Letter to Ezekiel Williams, in part: "I wrote you lately to send in all the official Prisoners with you to New York, I am now by order of Congress to require you to keep back any Captains of…war that may be in your state and also such officers as have been taken since your return to me of the 3'd July last and who belong to the new…raised in this country or the Militia. It is meant that no others should be sent in till further Orders, then Gen'l Prescott and such British Officers as you have under your Care. I write by this Opportunity to Mr. McPherson, and if the Messenger does not go on to Massachusetts Bay, I must beg you to send an Express with it, so as not to loose him." In very good condition, with paper loss to the right edge affecting several words of text.

Auction Info

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

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