Lot #41
American Revolution

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Two items: an ink signature of J. E. Howard on an off-white 2.25 x .75 slip affixed to an engraving of Howard bearing a preprinted facsimile signature; and a true copy of a document signed by Thomas Humphrey Cushing, one page, 8 x 6.5, September 14, 1800, regarding the "Resignation of Ensign Wetzel of the Second Regiment of Infantry." In overall very good to fine condition.

John Eager Howard (1752-1827) was the fifth governor of Maryland, who was also was elected to the Continental Congress, the Congress of the United States, and the US Senate; during the Revolutionary War, he was awarded a silver medal by Congress for his leadership at the 1781 Battle of Cowpens, during which he commanded the 2nd Maryland Regiment, Continental Army. Thomas Humphrey Cushing (1755-1822) was an officer in the Continental Army, and later the United States Army, who served as Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army, and then later a collector of customs for the port of New London, Connecticut.

Auction Info

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