search

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
CONTINENTAL ARMY RECRUITING POSTER – An Abstract from Resolves containing Encouragement offered by the Continental CONGRESS, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to such as shall inlist into the Continental Army ... In the House of Representatives, Jan. 28, 1777. [Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1777.]
CONTINENTAL ARMY RECRUITING POSTER – An Abstract from Resolves containing Encouragement offered by the Continental CONGRESS, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to such as shall inlist into the Continental Army ... In the House of Representatives, Jan. 28, 1777. [Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1777.]

Details
CONTINENTAL ARMY RECRUITING POSTER – An Abstract from Resolves containing Encouragement offered by the Continental CONGRESS, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to such as shall inlist into the Continental Army ... In the House of Representatives, Jan. 28, 1777. [Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1777.]

A persuasive and early Revolutionary War recruitment poster, with a vivid description of the well-equipped soldier. This broadside itemizes the arms that soldiers are responsible for procuring themselves: “a good effective Fire-Arm, and also a Bayonet, or in Lieu thereof, a Sword, Hatchet or Tomahawk, a Cartridge Box and Knapsack,” and closes with a separate resolution that although soldiers shall be given “a good Blanket,” anyone who is able to provide one’s own blanket shall be reimbursed 18 shillings. It further lists the strong incentives to enlist including 20 dollars in bounty, 100 acres of land, a new suit of clothes every year and a disability allowance. Evans 15418; Ford 2076.

One page, folio (348 x 215mm). Deckle edges preserved (mild toning).

More from Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana and the Eric C. Caren Collection

View All
View All