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    George Washington Autograph Letter Signed "Go: Washington." One page, 7.25" x 6.75", no place; no date. A short letter to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, regarding last minute orders prior to him leaving for Yorktown. It reads in full: "Let the Corps of Sappers & Miners be part of the hoop, which compose the first Embarkation of our Army. I am sincerely & affectionately yrs."

    Sappers and miners were combat engineers used in support of infantry at the front, and were the forerunner of the Corps of Engineers. Benjamin Lincoln played a large role at Yorktown and accepted the surrender of Cornwallis' sword from British General O'Hara on October 19, 1781.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds. Light toning with mat burn at the margins. Link stains and smudges. Boldly signed by Washington.


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    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
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