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WAYNE, ANTHONY ("Mad Anthony"), General, Continental Army. Two autograph letters signed ("Anty Wayne" with paraph) to his wife Mary ("Polly"), Philadelphia and "Camp at Heemapia," 9 June and 20 September 1780. Together 2 1/2 pages, 4to, the first with integral address leaf addressed by Wayne. Fine condition.

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WAYNE, ANTHONY ("Mad Anthony"), General, Continental Army. Two autograph letters signed ("Anty Wayne" with paraph) to his wife Mary ("Polly"), Philadelphia and "Camp at Heemapia," 9 June and 20 September 1780. Together 2 1/2 pages, 4to, the first with integral address leaf addressed by Wayne. Fine condition.

"THE TROOPS ARE MARCHING -- AND I AM CALLED TO LEAD THEM"

20 September: "You complain of not rec'g letters...I have wrote several & should say a great deal in this had I time -- but I detain Dr. Jones whilst I write this under an apple tree. The troops are marching -- and I am called to lead them...." 9 June 1780: "I have found much more difficulty in procuring clothing etc. for Peggy than I expected....Philip brings up the Dun mare & will return tomorrow with the white horse -- you had better send little Jack along with the Camp mare & colt -- I don't know but I shall leave my young mares & carriage with you...."

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WAYNE, POLLY, Wife of Anthony. Four autograph letters signed TO ANTHONY WAYNE, East Town, 23 June and 20-23 August 1776, 13 August 1778 & 25 July 1779. Together 6 pages, 4to and small 4to, the letter of 20-23 August 1776 addressed to "Col Anthony Wayne at Ticonderoga," each with Wayne's autograph docket. A fine series of intimate family letters written during the Revolution, mainly concerned with Polly's problems in running Wayne's farm and providing for the family; in the first letter Polly expresses her fears of his "being at so great a distance and Cannin Bols reddy to take your life away" and her prayers "to that Blessed god to send some kind of Clothing to keep our army warm." In the letter of 25 July 1779 she voices joy at the news of her husband's great triumph in the battle at Stony Point, "and with the loss of so few men on our side." With an autograph letter signed from Mother Elizabeth Wayne (his mother) to Anthony Wayne, Newtown, 13 January 1777. One page, small 4to. "May God protect you in the Day of Battle...may we once more have peace in the land...." (7)
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