Signed Document from the French and Indian War

HOPKINS, Stephen (1707 - 1785)

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Place Published: English Colony of Rhode-Island
Date Published: 1758

Description: 1 page with the embossed seal of Hope & Anchor still intact, 7.5 x 12.25 inches, English Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations, New England, in America, March 14, 1758. This document is a French and Indian War commission appointing James Arnold an Ensign in the Rhode Island Regiment. Note: in March 1758, the General Assembly of Rhode Island voted to raise a Regiment of 1,000 men for the purpose of participating in actions brought about by the French and Indian War. This Regiment, including Ensign James Arnold, was initially sent to Albany, New York, and subsequently fought in the Battle of Ticonderoga. Partial tearing and browning at the folds; expertly reinforced on the back; foxing at the edges. Very good(-) condition.

Comments: Colonial Governor of Rhode Island and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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

Book ID: 250250


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