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Pierce, Isaac and Joseph (fl. circa 1778) Memorandum Book, Central Atlantic Region, 1770s.

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$1,440$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Pierce, Isaac and Joseph (fl. circa 1778) Memorandum Book, Central Atlantic Region, 1770s.
Sixteen-page small format note pad with slightly heavier paper covers, annotated in brown and purple ink throughout, slightly dog-eared, with some chipping and spots, 6 x 3 1/4 in.
The text begins with the ninth of September, 1777: "The American army marched from Wilmington up to Ogle's Tavern & from thence to Stawgut [?] Lane and Crossed Brandywine and encamped at the bottom." Pierce makes notes about the weather and his business supplying the military. "May 1, 1778, Mr. Rutterford [sic] & a light horseman came & demanded 7 dozen skins & prest a cart & 'bore them off to his son in Newark." "May ye 31 on Sunday 1778 there came 4 teams loaded with arms from the head of Elk to Smallwood's headquarters." He also includes notices of the war, "Smallwood and his army march'd from Miller's and Mendenhall's towards Washington's headquarters."
Estimate $1,400-1,600


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Rutterford, Pierce, Isaac, Joseph, Ogle's Tavern, American army, Crossed Brandywine, Lane Brandywine, Newark, Smallwood's headquarters, head, Washington's headquarters

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