West Point Quartermaster Request, dated June 17, 1784. West Point.

West Point Quartermaster Request, dated June 17, 1784.

An original manuscript Quartermaster request for the payment of troops stationed at West Point Garrison, addressed to Colonel (P)ickson. Wages are requested for the months of April through June "for extra service as "Artifissers" (sic): the names of the individual troops and the number of days' service are listed. The names are Charles Bellamy, Joseph Whitney, William Pratt, John Pratt, and Samuel Nichols. This request was made the year following the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the American Revolutionary War. Artificers performed many essential services, including serving as colliers, bellows makers, smiths, coopers, rope and tent makers and carpenters. 7 x 9". Matted. Very good. Item #16200

Price: $475.00

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