Lot #396
Henry Knox Letter Signed

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Estimate: $600+

Description

Revolutionary War general, first United States Secretary of War, and founder of the military school that became West Point (1750-1806). LS signed “H. Knox,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, January 29, [1790s]. Official War Office letter to Revolutionary War veteran Sharp Delany, who was appointed by George Washington as first Collector of Customs in Philadelphia. In part: "The Secretary of the Treasury has informed me that he has written to you on the payment of the first moiety of the Invalid Pensioners within the State of Pennsylvania, and that he has arranged with you the funds for that purpose. I shall transmit you a list of the said pensioners which has been received at this office, which is exactly to govern your payments. The vouchers contained in the enclosed advertisement will be essential to every payment. If the printers should neglect to to insert the said advertisement you will cause it to be immediately inserted in the Newspaper which has the most general circulation within the State of Pennsylvania, and the expence thereof shall be reimbursed you by the public." In very good condition, with edge tears and paper loss, and old tape repairs to nearly complete separations along very fragile horizontal folds.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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