• Future Lexington Alarm, Revolutionary War Soldiers Transport Female Prisoner

    There is only 1 item left in stock.

    Joseph King (1741-1814) was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He was in Capt. Elisha Kent’s Company on the first call of the Lexington Alarm. Afterward, he was in Col. Joseph Spencer’s Regiment of Captain Oliver Hanchet’s Company. His brother Eliphalet King was Ensign. He was later in Brig. Gen. Erastus Wolcott’s Brigade at Peekskill, Col. Belden’s Regiment, Captain Edward Griswold’s Co. from April 7 to May 11, 1777. Later on, for eight months, he was in Capt. John Hancock’s Co. of Suffield (May 27, 1777 – Jan. 1, 1778). Later, he was in the 4th Regiment, Connecticut Line, and finally in Sheldon’s Light Dragoons. Dragoons did not fight on horseback as the cavalry did. They used horses to move quickly and then dismounted to fight. Capt. Simeon Sheldon was born in 1726 in Northampton, MA, and died in Suffield, CT in 1813. Sheldon commanded a company when Tryon invaded the CT Colony, 1779, at Guilford and New Haven.

    One page, 6” x 7”, Colonial Document: “The Colony of Connecticut to Joseph King, Dr.

    “To Transporting Abiah Gardiner from Suffield to Springfield by a warrant dated at Hartford Dec. 17, 1765 signed Thos. Seymour, JP – 0. 6. 0.

    “To paid for her Entertainment at the tavern – 0. 2. 0. 

    “To a copy of the warrant left at Springfield – 0. 0. 9. 

    “Suffield, Dec. 25th, 1765

    “—Joseph King, Constable

    “Authorization from the Colony Treasurer to pay King the above amt. signed Sam’l (?)

    “To Joseph Tallcott, Esq.

    “Please to pay the above acct. to Mr. Simeon Sheldon, and you will oblige your humble serv’t – Jos. King, 3rd” 

    Simeon Sheldon has signed on verso as having received the payment.

    Everything we sell is guaranteed authentic forever to the original buyer. We also offer a 30-day return policy. If you discover a problem or are dissatisfied with an item, please contact us immediately (617-236-4893). Our goal is to please every customer.  We are pleased to be members of The Manuscript Society, Universal Autograph Collectors Club and The Ephemera Society.