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    Two Civil War-dated Broadsides: "Election of Captain" and "Special Order No. 1422." The broadsides are affixed to each other with an overall size of 14" x 30.5". The "Election" broadside (14" x 14.5") reads, "Military Company District No. 148. Election of Captain. The undersigned, Justice of the Peace . . . to notify and preside at a meeting to be held for the election of a Captain of the Company in Military District No. 148, hereby notifies all persons living within the limits of said District, who are not exempt from military duty, that a meeting for the election of Captain of said Company will be held at The Town Hall in the town of Newton [Massachusetts]." Dated January 17, 1865 and signed by Justice of the Peace Isaac Hagar. Some minor separations at fold intersections.

    The special order broadside (13.75" x 16.5") designates "the Military Districts of the Towns of Newton and Weston" as "District No. 147" and "District No. 148" with boundary details of each, given "By Order of the Commander-in-Chief, Wm. Schouler, Adjutant General." The broadside begins, "Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Head Quarters, Boston, Dec. 29, 1864. Special Order No. 1422." Both are toned with folds and tack holes in the corners; fine.


    Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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