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    [Revolutionary War] Jonathan Moulton Autograph Letter Signed "Jonathan Moulton." One and one-quarter pages, 6.25" x 7.75", n. p, April 24, 1775. Written five days after the skirmish at Lexington, Moulton is thanking Captain Morgan Lewis and his men for "so willingly exerting yourself for the safety of our Country." It reads in full:

    "Sir, I thank you and the men under your command for so willingly exerting yourself for the safety of our Country, and as there is not any necessity for your leaving your Business at Home in this Very Busy Season of the Year. I therefore Recommend it to you that as soon as the Weather Permits to return to your Several Families and Sir I recommend to you to Inculcate it on your Men that they attend with as Close an application in Preparing for a Crop of Provisions as Possible with Suitable application the Supreme being to Bless the Labour of your Hands; and not to leave your Particular Business without being called on by Proper authority should there be any need of your Military Service within my Limits I will give you as Seasonable directions as Possible."

    Large water stains have smudged some of the ink, but the majority of text remains clear and legible. Edges are untrimmed. A fascinating letter from the first days of the Revolution. Very good.

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