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    Revolutionary War Deserter A good content Autograph Document Signed by Cornet James Wells of Bull's Light Dragoons, one page, 7.25" x 12", Newtown, [Connecticut], April 30, 1778 concerning a deserter. He writes, in full: "Deserted yesterday Morning from Capt. [illeg.] Bulls Troop of L[ight] D[ragoons] Station'd in this town one Michael Hurley an Irishman, not far from 21 years of Age, about 5 feet 5 Inches high well Set good complection [sic] dark brown, Short curl'd hair had a doen cast look, with his Eyes - Had with him a coppy [sic] of a pass, given by Lt. Col. Dison coppied & signed by --- Justice of Piece [sic] in Ridgfield -- Had on when He went away a deep bleu [sic] Coat, with very long sleeves, a [illeg.] waistcoat, a white shirt, stock or red Sik Handkerchief and brown linen Britches, wore a maro[o]n braised[?] bound hat -- Whoever will take up & confine Sd Hurley in any Continental Gaol or Guard House or return him to the Troop shall have ten Dollars Reward and all necessary Charges paid by me --- James Wells Cornet of S[ai]d Troop N.B. the above Deserter stole from one of the Men belonging o the Troop, 13 Dollars and a pare [sic] of Silver kneebuckles, and is Said to be a noted thief, It's hop'd that every one will be careful to [illeg.] such a villin [sic]." Lightly toned, with deep folds and separations occurring thereat, otherwise very good. Militaria of this nature remains quite desirable.

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