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    Tadeusz Kosciuszko Autograph Letter Signed in the Third Person. One page, 7" x 3.5", no date. In French: "The General Kosciuszko is extremely sensitive to Lord Carnarvon's kindness for having approached Lord S.E.M. Duke of Portland on his behalf. He is asking him to please accept his most profound and sincere gratitude and esteem." Signed within the text.

    A scarce autograph by the Polish military leader. Kosciuszko arrived in American in August 1776 and joined the Continental Army as a volunteer. On October 18, 1776, the Continental Congress "Resolved, That Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Esq., be appointed an engineer in the service of the United States, with the pay of sixty dollars a month, and the rank of colonel." In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated and faithful service, recommended by Secretary at War Benjamin Lincoln, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general. In 1794 he would lead a revolution in his native country.

    Condition: Flattened vertical fold, with mounting remnants on verso. Paper loss occurring in top quarter of document has been replaced, minor chip and small tears in bottom margin. A few stray stains. Ink remains bold.


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    19th Thursday
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