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    [Revolutionary War] John Armstrong Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 6.5" x 8", Carlisle, January 28, 1778, to "Coll. Lecy" who was "stationed on the East Side of Schuykill." In part: "A great deal of heat and publick [sic] clamour hath gone abroad against Genl. Potter and the members of a certain Court Martial . . . The sentence of which they say was to punish with Whipping and also paying for the arms thrown away . . .I shou'd be glad to hear that the Continental Commissaries have attended to purchasing up the Hoggs in yr. part of the Country, as the Article of meat will probably be scarce . . . " Armstrong was a major general in the Revolutionary War and a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress. Addressed on last page, this document is toned with beautiful, bold writing and affixed to a surrounding 1" beige border. Fine.

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