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    Anthony White Autograph Letter Signed "Anthy W. White," one page, 7.25" x 8.75". [Savannah, Georgia], July 18, 1782. Integral leaf addressed by White to "His honor/Governor Martin/Present [seal tear repaired]." In part, "Being under the necessity of attending to some business of my Regt. - I must request you will be obliging as to put Mr. William Houstoun's name in the list instead of my own, who I have yet to transact my Business at Tybee..." While Governor of Georgia (1782-1783), John Martin, a former Mayor of Savannah (1778), offered full pardons to all British soldiers that surrendered to General Anthony Wayne. In the Revolutionary War, Anthony W. White was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment by the Continental Congress. Promoted to Colonel in 1780, he was ordered by General Washington to take command of the Southern Army's cavalry. Although the British surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, fighting did not immediately end elsewhere. Gen. Anthony Wayne was ordered to get the British out of Georgia. On June 14, 1782, Georgia's Royal Governor received orders to leave Savannah. On July 10th, the British evacuated the city and on July 11th, American forces marched in. Lieutenant Colonel Anthony W. White wrote this letter from Savannah just one week later! Slight separation at folds at edges, some repaired on verso. Boldly penned. Fine condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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