Description

    Artemas 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.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 276

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2018 March 25 - 26 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,738,582