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    British General John Burgoyne Autograph Document Signed. One page, 8" x 3.25", Bath, October 25, 1790. Sight draft sent to Nathaniel Collyer, a London merchant, penned by Burgoyne two years before his death. In full: "Three days after date pay to Mr. Henry Phillott on order one Hundred & fifty pounds, value received, & place it to account of J: Burgoyne." Although also known as a British politician and dramatist, Burgoyne is probably most remembered for having surrendered 6000 British soldiers at Saratoga, during the American Revolutionary War. Following Saratoga, there was great indignation in Britain against Burgoyne. He returned at once, with the leave of American General Horatio Gates, to defend his conduct and demanded but never received a trial. For his actions at Saratoga, he was deprived of his regiment and a governorship which he held. Document bears an embossed English revenue stamp at left; docketed on verso. Small area of paper loss at upper left corner; .25" fold separation at upper center. Light age toning; fine condition.

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