(American Revolution) William Henshaw Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, 6" x 7.25", Boston, March, 13, 1778, to Major Little, regarding reimbursement for travel pay. He writes, in part: "Sir, the above is a true Copy of a Letter I recd. From Col. Little agreeable to the date above, and I think you can have no doubt in your mind, after you have conserved with Mr. Adams the Pay-Master, & Col. Jacob Gerrish who were both present at the time I left the Service but that I am entitled to the pay for Mileage home which was made up in the pay roll 300 miles, which is fifteen days at L18 P month..." In 1759 during the French and Indian War William Henshaw (1735-1820) was a lieutenant of provincial troops under Amherst. During the American Revolution, he was lieutenant-colonel of Little's regiment at the siege of Boston, and subsequently participated in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton. Partial fold separations, light toning, minor loss from seal tear, else very good. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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