Lot #36
Thomas Allen

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Estimate: $300+


Clergyman and volunteer chaplain during the Revolutionary War (1743-1810) who fought as a combatant in the Battle of Bennington, earning himself the nickname 'The Fighting Parson.' Scarce ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 7.5, November 4, 1785. Letter to John Etan Aten of Kinderhook, New York, in part: "I have this moment received your Letter in Answer would observe that the Money I was to have of the Town for the discharge of this Debt is not yet collected tho' it hath been in an Attorney hand two years. The first person sued failed sailed so far that Land security was taken & Things have been so disposed that a suit was commenced against one Mr. Aaron Wood who has bought the Land of the first person sued, at the last Term. As soon as law will bring it you will have it. Mr. Wood this Week told me he intended to write to you & offer you Cattle I suppose of any kind & that if you would accept…at cash price he would give you a Sum of Money into the Bargain. I suppose he could procure you the Cattle almost any Time—. Money is excessively scarce—I wonder not that your patience is almost worn out." In very good to fine condition, with partially separated integral leaf.

Auction Info

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

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