Elias Boudinot

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Elias Boudinot

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Auction Date:2018 Jul 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
American lawyer and statesman (1740-1821) who served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative from New Jersey and director of the United States Mint. Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “Elias Boudinot, Com. Gen'l or Pris.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, December 23, 1777. Letter to Ezekiel Williams, in part: "I wrote you lately to send in all the official Prisoners with you to New York, I am now by order of Congress to require you to keep back any Captains of…war that may be in your state and also such officers as have been taken since your return to me of the 3'd July last and who belong to the new…raised in this country or the Militia. It is meant that no others should be sent in till further Orders, then Gen'l Prescott and such British Officers as you have under your Care. I write by this Opportunity to Mr. McPherson, and if the Messenger does not go on to Massachusetts Bay, I must beg you to send an Express with it, so as not to loose him." In very good condition, with paper loss to the right edge affecting several words of text.