[REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN]. FIELD, James. Lt., Continental Army. Manuscript document signed ("James Field"), n.d. 1½ pages, slight wear along edges. A deposition defending himself, and fellow officer James Wilson against Col. Beekman's charges of being AWOL for a week on a 24-hour pass, trying to retrieve a trunk of clothes and a horse. -- WILSON, James. Manuscript document signed ("Jas. Wilson"), n.d. 4 pages, folio. Wilson's defense to the same charges, with many of the same excuses: difficulty getting transport, menacing "negroes and whites" roaming the countryside; and a Mrs. Lewis, who seems to have been the source of most of the delay: "I then was obliged to stay [at her house] until the next morning...," etc. Mentions the evacuation of Beaumont and other aspects of the campaign. -- PICKERING, Timothy (1745-1829). ADS ("Timothy Pickering"), Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1780. 1 p., 4to. An appointment, making Samuel Miles depouty quartermaster for Pennsylvania.
ALSO WITH: [FEDERAL ERA POLTICS]. BURR, Aaron (1756-1836). ALS ("Aaron Burr") to William Ireson, Albany, 20 July 1791. 3 pp., folio, separated. A letter to his law partner, ordering interesting political books: "Daniel Vardon...advertises Letters and Observations to Burke. If they are neither by Payne, Priestly, Towers or Loft, buy and send them to me. Buy also...Mackintosh's defense of the French Revolution against the accusations of Mr. Burke." -- PORTER, David (1754-1808). ALS to Gov. Isaac Tichenor, New York, 15 December 1796. 3 pp., 4to. ON THE ELECTION OF 1796. Porter discusses the likely results for New York, and prays that the hopes of the Jeffersonians ("the old Demo") will prove abortive; also expressing approval of WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. -- BOUDINOT, Elisha. ALS ("Elisha Boudinot") to Gov. Tichenor, New York, 12 Feb. 1799. 1 p., folio, address leaf incomplete. An interesting commentary on contemporary politics, particularly Matthew Lyon's "eccentric" performances on the floor of Congress. -- [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. BENEDICT ARNOLD FORGERY. Manuscript document with faked Arnold signature, a pass for Ephraim Duane to pass through the lines, addressed to Col. Sheldon, Head Quarters, West Point, 2 Aug. 1780. 1 p., oblong, tears repaired, tipped to another sheet. A mid-19th century forgery. -- NEW YORK LAND DEEDS. Three early New York deeds dated 1767, 1792, and 1814. Two of them engrossed on parchment. Together 9 items.