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    Christopher Greene Autograph Letter Signed "C Greene," two pages, 5.75" x 7", front and verso. East Greenwich, December 6, 1780. Integral leaf addressed by Greene to "Benjamin Bourne Esqr/AD QMG/Providence," "Public Service" above addressee, franked "C Greene" to the lower left. In part, "One of the Waggons you sent here can't go forward for want of Suitable Horses. I ask will to detain the others till they cou'd be Exchanged as they will be more than sufficient to carry on the cloathing for Angells Regt who are suffering for want of them. I wish you to give some directions about the Horses that are left...I expect my Regt will march for W Point very soon. It will take three Waggons to move us...I go to Newport this afternoon and shall probably be in Providence on Saturday next when I expect I shall be able to fix the time four our marching." Ensign Benjamin Bourne became Quarter Master of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment in 1776. He was Rhode Island's first Congressman (1790-1796), later serving as a federal judge. Christopher Greene, a cousin of General Nathaniel Greene, had been captured in Quebec in 1775 and exchanged in 1777. In the Battle of Newport (1778), he commanded a regiment of former slaves freed to serve in the Army. On May 14, 1781, Col. Christopher Greene was killed at the Battle of Croton River. The integral address leaf is torn at the seal and two small printed letters to the colonel from Nathaniel Greene have been affixed on its blank verso. The letter itself has folds and is in fine condition. Christopher Greene is scarce in any form. This is a particularly good letter with Revolutionary War content.

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