Lot 95 of 395:
ADS of Revolutionary War General William Thompson  

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Autograph Document signed by William Thompson as Justice of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Thompson, William

Carlisle, PA


23 Oct. 1771


15 lines, in ink, on 11x7¼" sheet.

William Thompson (1736-1781), Irish-born soldier who was to rise to brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, takes a deposition: "Before me William Thompson Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices... appeared Richard Humphreys... saith that about the first of April 1771 at the House of John Nailor in Allen Township...Nailor made an Exchange of a black mare for a gray horse, of about eight years old, which Horse Sherman said he had bought of Thomas Ryman of Boston for Ten Pounds getting a saddle with him...." Signed by both Humphreys and Thompson. Provenance: A private California collection.

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A bit soiled, laid down on backing sheet, starting to split at folds, good to very good.

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