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    John Sullivan Document Signed. One page, 8.25" x 4", "Wyoming Head Quarters July 17th, 1779." On May 31, 1779, General George Washington ordered General John Sullivan to launch a campaign "against the hostile tribes of the Six Nations of Indians, with their associates and adherents. The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements." The resulting campaign, much of it in and around Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley, was known as the Sullivan Expedition, a scorched-earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries.

    Here, Sullivan writes to Quartermaster John Davis regarding horses and supplies for his troops. In part: "Dear Sir, Being informed that a number of Horses are arrived loaded with provisions at Sunbury from Carlisle, I request that the Horses with the Provisions be sent on and in the Detachment for this place." Signed "Jno Sullivan." Document is lightly age toned with a faint wax seal stain. Matted and framed to an overall size of 13" x 9".


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