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    Revolutionary War: Roswell Hopkins Autograph Letter Signed "Roswell Hopkins," one page, 7.25" x 6". Amenia, March 25, 1780. To George Clinton, Commander in Chief of all the Militia (and Governor of New York). In full, "I Roswell Hopkins Colonel of a Regiment of Militia in Dutchess County State of New York, Do Complain off, and Charge Lieutenant William Chamberlain of Capt. Colbe Chamberlains Company my Regiment under arrest with Refusing to do his Duty in October last when ordered by General Orders to march to the Fifth Mills with the Detachment of Militia. Also for abusing me in an Infamous false and Scandelous manner beneath the Character of an Officer and a Gentleman." Col. Roswell Hopkins (1757-1829) fought in the Battles of Saratoga and Bennington. Settling in Vermont after the war, he served as Clerk of the General Assembly (1779-1787), and Secretary of State (1788-1802). Lieut. William Chamberlain (1745-1810) was one of the Committee of Safety of Amenia and a signer of the Association Pledge. He also fought at Saratoga and Bennington in his brother Colbe Chamberlain's Company in Col. Roswell Hopkins' Regiment. Small hole in blank left margin. Lightly soiled. Fine condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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