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    Marinus Willett Two Documents Signed. (1) One page signed "M. Willett Lieut Col. [?]", 9" x 7.5", [ca. June 1779], n.p., headed with "A Return of Vacancies in the Third New York Regiment with the Names of the officers entitled to fill them". This document then lists thirteen officers by name who were promoted, resigned, or dismissed. The document concludes, "These Gent. have ever since done Duty been Mustered and Received pay agreeable to those appointments, but in order to Enable them to Receive their Commissions, it is necessary that their promotions be Ratified by the State, and Warrants Certifying the same agreeable to the Resolution of Congress of the 8th March 1779." The resolution of the Second Continental Congress referred to here stated that "all appointments of officers in the continental service by the respective states, be, in the first instance, by warrant, certified in such manner as they shall severally direct, to the Board of War." (Worthington C. Ford ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789). Toned with folds; a few later notations and mounting remnants on verso. Fine.

    (2) One page partly printed, 6.25" x 4.5", August 31, 1803, New York, signed "Marinus Willett" as president of the Newtown and Bushwick Company. This document is a receipt reflecting that "Peter [?] has paid twenty-five dollars being the first installment on five Shares in the Newtown and Bushwick Bridge Company." With docketing on verso; very good.

    Marinus Willett (1740-1830) joined the Continental Army in 1775 and was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the 3rd New York Regiment in 1776. After the Revolutionary War, he served New York City in various capacities, including mayor.


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