2 pages, 8vo, neatly inlaid, scattered staining, in French. Armand, a French nobleman serving with the Continental army, discusses the punishment of two soldiers and complains he lent his horse to a soldier but the man was stopped; he requests Bland to set them free to return with the medicinal supplies. VERY RARE. -- KNOX, Henry (1750-1806), Secretary of War. Letter signed ("HKnox") as Sec. of War, to Maj. William North, War Office, 27 June 1786. 1½ pages, folio. Fine. Knox orders North to "repair to the Ohio [Valley] in order to inspect and muster the troops in the service of the United States;" he cautions that "the troops being necessarily much dispersed," North may need to find "an effectual and impartial mode of mustering the troops monthly." -- MCKEAN, Thomas (1734-1817), Signer (Pennsylvania). Document signed ("ThoM:Kean") as Chief Justice of Penn., countersigned by Edward Shippen, Philadelphia, 5 May 1791. 1 page, oblong 8vo, edges neatly inlaid. Request to Gov. Thomas Mifflin for payment of £10.10s. expenses for "seven days in going to, attending at and returning from Norristown, where we had courts of Oyez and terminer and General Gaol Delivery and Nisi Prius." -- ELLSWORTH, Oliver (1745-1807), Chief Justice, Supreme Court. Autograph document signed ("Oliv.Ellsworth Assistant"), Hartford [Conn.], 22 August 1780. 1 full page, sm. folio, neatly backed, top edge cropped, rectangular area of discoloration in center of sheet. Warrant to Sheriff of Hartford County, for arrest of Abraham Gilbert "found travelling from place to place" and accused of "circulating counterfeit money & other purposes dangerous & traitorous to this & the United States." -- GIST, Mordecai (1743-1792), Brigadier General. Autograph letter signed ("MGist" with flourish) as Maj. of the 1st Md. Regiment to "Gentlemen," Baltimore, 23 Ma[y?] 1776. 1 page, 4to, blank lower portion of sheet repaired, discoloration along right-hand edge. Gist recommends "a Gent[lema]n of an Exceeding fair Character, and undoubted Courage" for a post as lieutenant in the artillery. -- HONEYWOOD, Philip, British officer. Autograph letter signed ("Phi. Honywood") to Adair, Markshall, 12 September 1782. 1 page, 4to. Honeywood scoffs at a naval appointment (probably Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816)): "I wonder that the first Lord of the Admiralty did not immediately resign, rather than suffer Adm. Hood to hoist a flag..." -- SMALLWOOD, William (1732-1792), Brigadier General. Autograph letter signed ("W. Smallwood") as Gov. of Maryland to W. Carr, Mattawoman, 23 January 1789. 1 page, 4to. Fine. Thanking Carr for settling his taxes, paid in part with tobacco, for "the Taxes varying every year...it was difficult to ascertain when and in what manner...to pay them." -- TRUMBULL, Jonathan (1710-1785). Document signed ("Jon.th Trumbull") as Gov. of Connecticut, WITH AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT OF SIGNER WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Lebanon, 5 January 1779. 1 page, folio, original wax seal. Fine. Trumbull bequeathes certain land to son David, "in consideration of my Paternal love and good affection." -- BOARDMAN, Elijah. Autograph letter signed ("Elijah Boardman") to David S. Boardman, Hayes Camp New Connecticut (evidently a frontier settlement), 23 June 1798. 1 full page, folio, addressed on verso, several sm. holes, one affecting text. Reporting on the new settlement, prospects for crops, noting that he has "a House builded that is tolerably comfortable," and describing the plentiful local game. -- BLENNERHASSETT, Harman (1765-1831). Autograph signed letter ("Har.B.rhassett") to Dudley Woodbridge, 25 August 1800. 1 page, 4to. Regarding a legal matter. Together 10 items. (10) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. ARMAND, Charles Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouarie, <I>Brigadier General, Continental Army.</I> Autograph letter signed ("Armand"), to Colonel Bland, n.d.. <I>2 pages, 8vo, neatly inlaid, scattered staining,</I> in French. Armand, a French nobleman serving with the Continental army, discusses the punishment of two soldiers and complains he lent his horse to a soldier but the man was stopped; he requests Bland to set them free to return with the medicinal supplies. VERY RARE. -- KNOX, Henry (1750-1806), <I>Secretary of War</I>. Letter signed ("HKnox") as Sec. of War, to Maj. William North, War Office, 27 June 1786. <I>1½ pages, folio.</I> Fine. Knox orders North to "repair to the Ohio [Valley] in order to inspect and muster the troops in the service of the United States;" he cautions that "the troops being necessarily much dispersed," North may need to find "an effectual and impartial mode of mustering the troops monthly." -- MCKEAN, Thomas (1734-1817), <I>Signer (Pennsylvania)</I>. Document signed ("ThoM:Kean") as Chief Justice of Penn., countersigned by Edward Shippen, Philadelphia, 5 May 1791. <I>1 page, oblong 8vo, edges neatly inlaid.</I> Request to Gov. Thomas Mifflin for payment of £10.10s. expenses for "seven days in going to, attending at and returning from Norristown, where we had courts of <I>Oyez and terminer</I> and General Gaol Delivery and <I>Nisi Prius</I>." -- ELLSWORTH, Oliver (1745-1807), <I>Chief Justice, Supreme Court</I>. Autograph document signed ("Oliv.Ellsworth Assistant"), Hartford [Conn.], 22 August 1780. <I>1 full page, sm. folio, neatly backed, top edge cropped, rectangular area of discoloration in center of sheet.</I> Warrant to Sheriff of Hartford County, for arrest of Abraham Gilbert "found travelling from place to place" and accused of "circulating counterfeit money & other purposes dangerous & traitorous to this & the United States." -- GIST, Mordecai (1743-1792), <I>Brigadier General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("MGist" with flourish) as Maj. of the 1st Md. Regiment to "Gentlemen," Baltimore, 23 Ma[y?] 1776. <I>1 page, 4to, blank lower portion of sheet repaired, discoloration along right-hand edge.</I> Gist recommends "a Gent[lema]n of an Exceeding fair Character, and undoubted Courage" for a post as lieutenant in the artillery. -- HONEYWOOD, Philip, <I>British officer</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Phi. Honywood") to Adair, Markshall, 12 September 1782. <I>1 page, 4to</I>. Honeywood scoffs at a naval appointment (probably Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816)): "I wonder that the first Lord of the Admiralty did not immediately resign, rather than suffer Adm. Hood to hoist a flag..." -- SMALLWOOD, William (1732-1792), <I>Brigadier General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("W. Smallwood") as Gov. of Maryland to W. Carr, Mattawoman, 23 January 1789. <I>1 page, 4to.</I> Fine. Thanking Carr for settling his taxes, paid in part with tobacco, for "the Taxes varying every year...it was difficult to ascertain when and in what manner...to pay them." -- TRUMBULL, Jonathan (1710-1785). Document signed ("Jon.th Trumbull") as Gov. of Connecticut, WITH AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT OF SIGNER WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Lebanon, 5 January 1779. <I>1 page, folio, original wax seal.</I> Fine. Trumbull bequeathes certain land to son David, "in consideration of my Paternal love and good affection." -- BOARDMAN, Elijah. Autograph letter signed ("Elijah Boardman") to David S. Boardman, Hayes Camp New Connecticut (evidently a frontier settlement), 23 June 1798. <I>1 full page, folio, addressed on verso, several sm. holes, one affecting text.</I> Reporting on the new settlement, prospects for crops, noting that he has "a House builded that is tolerably comfortable," and describing the plentiful local game. -- BLENNERHASSETT, Harman (1765-1831). Autograph signed letter ("Har.B.rhassett") to Dudley Woodbridge, 25 August 1800. <I>1 page, 4to.</I> Regarding a legal matter. <I>Together 10 items</I>. (10) | Christie's