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Description: JEFFREY AMHERST
(1717 - 1797) British Major General who captured Louisbourg from the French in 1758. Served as Governor General of British North America but left the office due to Pontiac's Rebellion and later served as colonial Governor of Virginia. Manuscript D.S. 1p. legal folio, [London], May 9, 1775. Only 20 days following the battles of Lexington and Concord (and still unaware of the event), he approves an order of "Mr. William Redston Storekeeper at Plymouth justified in having Issued out of his Majesty's Stores at that place the Copper Hoops undermentioned and sent to Purfleet Magazine By Order of the Board 7th March last..." Unusual folds, very light soiling, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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