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    Revolutionary War Letter From James Van Wagenen to General Sir Henry Clinton. Three pages, 8" x 13.25", Catskill (NY), April 12, 1781; Van Wagenen writes to inform Clinton, the Commander in Chief of English forces in North America, of four "Hessians" deserters in Albany "and from circumstances it is believed that those people harbour them with no other view than with them to join the fire party of the enemies rangers who make their appearance". He writes further that he found guns, ammunition, hatchet and a pack with three or four days provisions in the home of a local man who claimed he "was going bear hunting". Van Wagenen speaks many references to Torries and is obviously not a fan of the revolution. Heavily toned and in four integral pieces with minor tears, and some paper loss to the pieces, but apparently complete. A great content letter worthy of professional restoration.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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