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396   Lord Jeffery Amherst  $200 $242 $267 2 You must login to place a bid.
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#396 - Lord Jeffery Amherst Estimate: $400+

Commander-in-chief of the British army during the Revolutionary War (1717-1797) whose reputation was damaged due to allegations that he conducted an early form of germ warfare against Native Americans, a group he held in extremely low regard, using the deadly smallpox virus. ALS signed “Jeff: Amherst,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, March 22, 1776. Written from the "Office of Ordnance," a letter to Major Williams, in full: "I am very glad that by some Incidents which have been laid before the Board, which did not appear before this day, that the Board think themselves justified in recommending Staff Pay for you and in allowing you a Boat, on so important an occasion and Service as you are going on, in which I most heartily wish you all the Success and good health you can desire." In fine condition.

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