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    [Revolutionary War]. General George Rogers Clark Document Signed. One page, 8.5" x 3.5", n. p., September 19, 1781 (found docketed on the verso). In July 1778, General George R. Clark (1752-1818) and nearly 200 men crossed the Ohio River and assaulted the village of Kaskaskia, launching the Illinois campaign. Kaskaskia was a multi-ethnic enclave composed of Indians and whites. The town fell to the Americans on July 4, 1778. Three years later, Clark issued this order, in full: "Issue a Bottle of Rum to the Kaskaskia Chief." A short notation just below Clark's signature reads, "Deld. 37 Pints Rum." Smoothed folds and uneven toning.

    For his actions during the war, Clark, the older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was called the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest."

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