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    Joel H. Prescott Autograph Audit Document for Indian War Supplies Signed. Four pages, 8" x 9.5", ribbon-bound, Wayne County, New York, 1864. During the Yakima Indian Wars of 1855-1856, the Oregon Mounted Volunteers requisitioned supplies of meat and forage. The supplies were lost, however on their way to the Oregon Territory. These audit documents substantiate that supplies were still needed by the Volunteers. In part: "Joel H. Prescott. . . doth depose and Say, that the Schedules hereto attached and marked Schedules, Nos 1, 2, & 3 are true and faithful copies of the originals, and that Said Originals were about five years ago mailed by this deponent to Hon. Theodore M. Pomeroy M. C. at Washington, D. C., and that he has not Seen the Said original papers Since Said mailing, Subscribed & Sworn before me this 14th day of December 1864, Joel H. Prescott (attested by a Justice of the Peace in & for Said Count), Hon. Mr. Pomeroy says it was in spring or summer of 1862. . . ."

    The three attached documents are labeled "Schedule No 1", "Schedule No 2", and "Schedule No 3", and are embossed with the Congressional Seal and read in part: "Schedule No 1, Oregon Mounted Volunteers, Jacksonville, O.T., May 25, 1856, Commissary Department, To William Thompson. . . , March 10, 1856: 100, One Hundred pounds pork 25 cents per pound $25.00, 10 Gallons Vinegar 5.50/100 Cents per Gallon $55.00, Eighty Dollars $80.00. . . ."

    "Schedule No 2, Territory of Oregon, Fort Elliff, November 19th, 1855, Quarter Masters Department, To William Thompson. . . For (1124) Eleven hundred and twenty four pound of Crushed Wheat. . . ."

    "Schedule No 3, Territory of Oregon, Jacksonville. O.T. March 31st, 1856, Quarter Masters Department, For the following Forage sold to James R. Peters for the use of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers. . . ."

    Prescott was major, colonel, and paymaster of the 71st Regiment, New York Militia, in Newark. He was named the first fire chief of the New York Central Hook and Ladder and was postmaster for eight years. Light soiling, but excellent legibility. Fine.


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