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Lot 32: LEE, HENRY ("LIGHT-HORSE HARRY"). Letter Signed, "Henry Lee," as Governor,
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: GOVERNOR WRITES IN WAKE OF THE WHISKY REBELLION LEE, HENRY ("LIGHT-HORSE HARRY"). Letter Signed, "Henry Lee," as Governor, to General Anthony Walton White, ordering him to deliver a list of prisoners comfortably and securely to Philadelphia. Additionally with a four-line Autograph Postscript: "Two erasures made since writing the letter as the two men have been bailed by the judge." 1 page, folio; short closed separations at folds repaired verso with paper, remnants of prior mounting along right edge verso, minor toning at all edges. (MRS) "Headquarters" Pittsburgh, 25 November 1794
"You will take under your care the state prisoners committed by the honourable Judge [Richard] Peters, viz., [19 names are listed, two of which have been struck through] and deliver them to the proper officer in the city of Philadelphia. . . .
". . . When you shall have passed the Susquehannah, you may direct Major Dunham to proceed with the escort and prisoners to Philadelphia . . . and proceed yourself on the nearest route home."