1½ pages, 4to. WRITTEN DURING THE BRITISH SEIGE OF CHARLESTON. Lincoln, commanding the trapped American garrison, writes of "our critical situation," and cautions him of the dangers of trying to approach the city with his relief force, but the bearer of this note, Capt. Shubrick, will show him a safe route. "We most ardently await your arrival." Two months later, Lincoln surrendered Charleston; Woodford was taken prisoner with the garrison. -- HOWE, Robert (1732-1796), Major General. Autograph letter signed ("Robert Howe") to an unidentified recipient, Pines(?) Bridge, [N.J.?], 16 October 1779. 1 page, 4to, fine. A short letter introducing the bearer, Mr. Moylan, "who is brother to Col. [Stephen] Moylan." -- LIVINGSTON, William (1723-1790), Governor of N.J., Signer of Constitution. Letter signed ("Wil: Livingston") TO GENERAL ARTHUR ST. CLAIR, with autograph postscript of Tench Tilghman, Parsippany, N.J., 11 January 1790. 1 page, 4to, minor spotting. Very unusual letter authorizing two women to cross Continental lines to New York city, as he sees "no reasons...from a military view of the matter" which would prevent it. Tench Tilgman (1744-1786), later Washington's aide-de-camp, adds a note reiterating the authorization. -- PARSONS, Samuel Holden (1737-1789), Brigadier General. Autograph document signed ("S.H. Parsons"), n.p., n.d. [c.1780]. 1 page, 8vo. The officer in charge of fortifications at West Point during 1778-1779 pens a "Memorandum of Necessaries...to be procured by Col. Wadsworth and forwarded to Camp," which include a cask of red port wine, salmon and gammons. -- WHEELOCK, Eleazar (1711-1779), President of Dartmouth College. Autograph letter signed(?) ("Eleazar Wheelock") to Rev. David Avery, Dartmouth College, 9 July 1772. 1 full page, 4to, slightly browned. Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College, managed, despite the difficulties created by the Revolutionary War, to keep the institution functioning. Kindly turning down Avery's proposal of a "remittance to the College this Spring," he adds in a postcript that he will accept any cows that the reverend receives for preaching to farmers. -- ALEXANDER, William (Lord Stirling) (1726-1783), Brigadier General. Document signed ("Stirling Brigadier Genl."), New York, 14 March 1776. 1 page, small oblong (78 x 172 mm), mounted. Stirling, commanding American forces in New York City, orders Captain John Warner to take James Boyd into custody and bring him before the Committee of Safety "with the evidence that you have against him." -- MOYLAN, Stephen (1737-1811), Colonel. Autograph letter signed ("Stephen Moylan") to William Bartlett, with added autograph note signed of Brig. General THOMAS MIFFLIN (1744-1800), Cambridge, 19 December 1775. 1 page, 4to. fine. SUPPLYING THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AT BOSTON. The Irish-born Moylan, later cavalry commander, requests "the Corn & oats that are on board the Sloop Betty, and it is His Excellency's [Washington's] orders;" Mifflin vows to "pay your order for one third of the Amt at which prices as you may judge." Together 7 items. (7) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. LINCOLN, Benjamin (1733-1810), <I>Major General.</I> Autograph letter signed ("B.Lincoln") to General Woodford, Charlestown, 28 March 1780. <I>1½ pages, 4to.</I> WRITTEN DURING THE BRITISH SEIGE OF CHARLESTON. Lincoln, commanding the trapped American garrison, writes of "our critical situation," and cautions him of the dangers of trying to approach the city with his relief force, but the bearer of this note, Capt. Shubrick, will show him a safe route. "We most ardently await your arrival." Two months later, Lincoln surrendered Charleston; Woodford was taken prisoner with the garrison. -- HOWE, Robert (1732-1796), <I>Major General.</I> Autograph letter signed ("Robert Howe") to an unidentified recipient, Pines(?) Bridge, [N.J.?], 16 October 1779. <I>1 page, 4to,</I> fine. A short letter introducing the bearer, Mr. Moylan, "who is brother to Col. [Stephen] Moylan." -- LIVINGSTON, William (1723-1790), <I>Governor of N.J., Signer of Constitution.</I> Letter signed ("Wil: Livingston") TO GENERAL ARTHUR ST. CLAIR, with autograph postscript of Tench Tilghman, Parsippany, N.J., 11 January 1790. <I>1 page, 4to, minor spotting.</I> Very unusual letter authorizing two women to cross Continental lines to New York city, as he sees "no reasons...from a military view of the matter" which would prevent it. Tench Tilgman (1744-1786), later Washington's aide-de-camp, adds a note reiterating the authorization. -- PARSONS, Samuel Holden (1737-1789), <I>Brigadier General.</I> Autograph document signed ("S.H. Parsons"), n.p., n.d. [c.1780]. <I>1 page, 8vo.</I> The officer in charge of fortifications at West Point during 1778-1779 pens a "Memorandum of Necessaries...to be procured by Col. Wadsworth and forwarded to Camp," which include a cask of red port wine, salmon and gammons. -- WHEELOCK, Eleazar (1711-1779), <I>President of Dartmouth College.</I> Autograph letter signed(?) ("Eleazar Wheelock") to Rev. David Avery, Dartmouth College, 9 July 1772. <I>1 full page, 4to, slightly browned.</I> Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College, managed, despite the difficulties created by the Revolutionary War, to keep the institution functioning. Kindly turning down Avery's proposal of a "remittance to the College this Spring," he adds in a postcript that he will accept any cows that the reverend receives for preaching to farmers. -- ALEXANDER, William (Lord Stirling) (1726-1783), <I>Brigadier General.</I> Document signed ("Stirling Brigadier Genl."), New York, 14 March 1776. <I>1 page, small oblong (78 x 172 mm), mounted.</I> Stirling, commanding American forces in New York City, orders Captain John Warner to take James Boyd into custody and bring him before the Committee of Safety "with the evidence that you have against him." -- MOYLAN, Stephen (1737-1811), <I>Colonel</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Stephen Moylan") to William Bartlett, with added autograph note signed of Brig. General THOMAS MIFFLIN (1744-1800), Cambridge, 19 December 1775. <I>1 page, 4to.</I> fine. SUPPLYING THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AT BOSTON. The Irish-born Moylan, later cavalry commander, requests "the Corn & oats that are on board the Sloop Betty, and it is His Excellency's [Washington's] orders;" Mifflin vows to "pay your order for one third of the Amt at which prices as you may judge." <I>Together 7 items.</I> (7) | Christie's