DescriptionArtemas Ward, Joseph Ward, and Charles Miller Document Signed. One page, 7.5" x 12", "Head Quarters in Boston," October 1, 1776, to "Ebenezer Hancock Esqr. Depy Paymaster General of the Army of the United States of America." Major General Artemas Ward, second in command of the Continental Army to George Washington, along with his aide-de-camp Joseph Ward, signs this document to reimburse the expenses of Charles Miller, the deputy commissary of the Continental Army, who also signs below his endorsement reading, "Oct. 5th 1776 Rec'd the above Contents." The body of the document reads in full:
"Pay to Charles Miller Esqr Depy Commissary of the Army of the United States of America, twelve hundred pounds equal to four thousand Dollars; it being for the defraying of necessary expenses in the Commissary General's Office in the Service of the United States of America."
Artemas Ward had been commander of the colonial militia that surrounded Boston after the battles of Lexington and Concord and had given the orders to fortify Bunker Hill, provoking the famous battle near there on June 17, 1775. He later served in the U.S. House of Representatives. This document is toned with some weakness at the folds; minor staining. The right edge is unevenly cut. Docketed on the verso.
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