War-date Autographed Document Signed

(REVOLUTIONARY WAR)

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Place Published: Providence
Date Published: 1779

Description: 2 pages (front and back), 4 x 6.5 inches, Providence, Rhode Island, June 23, 1779 -- a payment voucher-receipt payable to a physician who had placed a bill for services rendered to the Continental Army (possibly rations for a field hospital). In full: "Then personally appeared the within named James Pelliseur and made oath to the truth of the within amount before me, Sam. Chase, Jus Peace." With an additional endorsement by a semi-illiterate Major Fairchild (Rhode Island Militia), quote: "Pleas to pay the with in to Major Fairchild. James Polliseor the within contents in full recieved by Major Fairchild, 40 dollars and 52 cents." On the back is an autographed document signed "John Cooke" -- Regimental Quartermaster for the First Rhode Island Regiment (1778 - 1780), attesting that the invoice is correct. In part: "UNITED AMERICAN STATES...I do certify the above is due Dr. James Pelliseur to the best of my knowledge." Contains a list of rations received and the price determined in Pounds Sterling. Natural folds; some toning and rough spots along the edges. Very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 223744


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