1p, oblong. Instructions for purchase of cordage. Gray was killed in the "Boston Massacre" of March 5, 1770. -- NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY. ADS from New Hampshire Committee of Safety to Major General Nathaniel Folsom, Exeter, 8 May 1777. 1p, 4to. Directing Folsom to prepare for expected British attack. "There is the greatest reason to believe that the Enemies Forces will be Employed this Summer against the New England States...and it is of the greatest importance to meet our Enemies before they have time to get much footing, and to Stop those infernal Traitors among ourselves who may be disposed to join them." --WARD, Artemas. Nicholas. ADS by Nicholas Dike and Artemas Ward, Dorchester, 29 November 1776. 2pp, fol., chipped along edge. Includes Dike's "Abstract of Pay due to the Field Commission staff & noncommissioned officers & Privates in my Regiment made out agreeable to General orders for the month of November 1776," and, on the verso, ANS from Artemis Ward to Ebenezer Hancock (Deputy Paymaster of U.S. Army), 29 November 1776 directing payment of £1,823, 19 shillings and 5 pence to Dike. Ward was Washington's deputy in the Boston campaign and at Bunker Hill. -- CHEEVER, Ezekiel. ALS to General Warner "or the Commanding Officer at Bennington," Springfield, 28 August 1777. 1 p, fol. A cover letter for the delivery of eight barrels of powder, three kegs of small musket ball, three boxes of buckshot, two "junkstead." --TRUMBULL, Joseph (1738-1778). ALS to Jabez Huntington (1719-1786), Camp at Cambridge, 14 September 1775. 2pp, 4to, second page inlaid. Discussing existing provisions and expected deliveries." Remarks that "Col. Arnold has reduced my stores considerably." -- WEARE, Meshech. DS, n.d. (ca. 1770) "Oaths appointed to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and Declaration," as acts of allegiance to George III and renunciations of any loyalty to the Pope, to Roman Catholic doctrine and to James of Scotland (the Great Pretender). Signed by Theodore Thomson, Thomas Wallingford, Leverett Hubbard and Meshech Weare. --WEARE. ALS to General Benjamin Bellows, n.d. (ca. December 1780). 1p, 4to, with wax seal. Directing Bellows to raise and command "as many of the Militia of your county as possible" to carry out a rescue operation "to liberate Colonel Hale and others" taken prisoner in Vermont. Together 8 items. (8) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR, MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW ENGLAND]. HOLTON, Samuel (1738-1816). ALS from Samuel Holton to Edmund Putnam Danvers, Philadelphia, 13 April 1779. <I>2 pp., 4to, inlaid</I>. Interesting political reflections by a leading figure in the revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. "I have even considered this War as a judgment of heaven upon us, for our sins, as a people, and I'm very sure if there was a general reformation, we should soon see our difficulties removed." Worries over a "general failure of the support of the gospel" and expresses the hope that "we may be able to keep up to the true republican principles, and not copy too much after monarchical governments." Holton served on the Massachusetts Committee of Safety and the later in the Continental Congress, where he played a key part in drafting the Articles of Confederation. -- GRAY, Samuel. Ans ("Sam Gray") to Thomas A. Fayerweather, Esq., Boston, 18 September 1764. <I> 1p, oblong</I>. Instructions for purchase of cordage. Gray was killed in the "Boston Massacre" of March 5, 1770. -- NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY. ADS from New Hampshire Committee of Safety to Major General Nathaniel Folsom, Exeter, 8 May 1777. <I>1p, 4to</I>. Directing Folsom to prepare for expected British attack. "There is the greatest reason to believe that the Enemies Forces will be Employed this Summer against the New England States...and it is of the greatest importance to meet our Enemies before they have time to get much footing, and to Stop those infernal Traitors among ourselves who may be disposed to join them." --WARD, Artemas. Nicholas. ADS by Nicholas Dike and Artemas Ward, Dorchester, 29 November 1776. <I>2pp, fol., chipped along edge</I>. Includes Dike's "Abstract of Pay due to the Field Commission staff & noncommissioned officers & Privates in my Regiment made out agreeable to General orders for the month of November 1776," and, on the verso, ANS from Artemis Ward to Ebenezer Hancock (Deputy Paymaster of U.S. Army), 29 November 1776 directing payment of £1,823, 19 shillings and 5 pence to Dike. Ward was Washington's deputy in the Boston campaign and at Bunker Hill. -- CHEEVER, Ezekiel. ALS to General Warner "or the Commanding Officer at Bennington," Springfield, 28 August 1777. <I>1 p, fol</I>. A cover letter for the delivery of eight barrels of powder, three kegs of small musket ball, three boxes of buckshot, two "junkstead." --TRUMBULL, Joseph (1738-1778). ALS to Jabez Huntington (1719-1786), Camp at Cambridge, 14 September 1775. <I>2pp, 4to, second page inlaid</I>. Discussing existing provisions and expected deliveries." Remarks that "Col. Arnold has reduced my stores considerably." -- WEARE, Meshech. DS, n.d. (ca. 1770) "Oaths appointed to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and Declaration," as acts of allegiance to George III and renunciations of any loyalty to the Pope, to Roman Catholic doctrine and to James of Scotland (the Great Pretender). Signed by Theodore Thomson, Thomas Wallingford, Leverett Hubbard and Meshech Weare. --WEARE. ALS to General Benjamin Bellows, n.d. (ca. December 1780). 1p, 4to, with wax seal. Directing Bellows to raise and command "as many of the Militia of your county as possible" to carry out a rescue operation "to liberate Colonel Hale and others" taken prisoner in Vermont. <I>Together 8 items</I>. (8) | Christie's