• Revolutionary War: Timothy Pickering 1783 Receipt to Massachusetts Surgeon for Rations

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    TIMOTHY PICKERING was a soldier, public official and political leader, serving as Adjutant-general (1777), Quartermaster-general (1780-1785), Postmaster-general (1791-1795) and Secretary of War under Washington and continued under Adams (1795-1800), but was dismissed by Adams. He was the only Secretary of State to be dismissed.  He was Senator (1803-1811) and a Congressman (1813-1817) from Massachusetts.


    One page, 5 ¼ x 8, Signed “Timothy Pickering QMG” in the text. No place, but February 26, 1783.  Receipt prepared by Pickering for the signature of a Surgeon in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment.  A collector has penned “(Surgeon from Mass. in the Revolution)” beneath the text, nicking the flourish of Adams’ signature.


    In full, “No. 527 February 26th 1783 received of Timothy Pickering QMG pr D Wolfe Fort five dollars and sixty seven and half ninetieths in full for forage rations not drawn last year as pr account having Sign’d duplicates.” Signed “H Adams. Surgn: 6th: M: Regt”


    Cello tape remnants on verso. Otherwise excellent, clean and very readable.


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