American Revolutionary War Letter

Revolutionary War Letter of Continental Army Recruiting Officer Lamenting the Sorry State of Draftees

American Revolution Letter of Continental Army Recruiting Officer Lamenting the Sorry State of Draftees
Fantastic content in an original Revolutionary War officer”s letter, 1p. legal folio, Branford, June 30, 1780 to “Capt. Da[y?]ton” concerning difficulty with a drafted man and replacements in the New Haven, Ct. area.

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  • Description: American Revolution Letter of Continental Army Recruiting Officer Lamenting the Sorry State of Draftees
    Fantastic content in an original Revolutionary War officer”s letter, 1p. legal folio, Branford, June 30, 1780 to “Capt. Da[y?]ton” concerning difficulty with a drafted man and replacements in the New Haven, Ct. area. In part: “…Mr. Isaac Brockitt of your Company and a Draughted Man, advises me he is unable to do the Duty assigned him…I have Six & Seven in one Day Constantly, to wright a few lines for, before I can get rid of them, and might send them back, generally, to their Officers…and I must do the Same in this Case. Able bodied Men are Called for, & such might be had, but where a Man is unable in body, & yet able in purse, the Law will Justify you in Draughting such…but to Draught a poor man, and also one who is unable to do any Service…is but putting a burden on the Public…on these Principles you must follow your former Orders, for I can give no farther Directions…” Very good quality ALS.

  • Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    7.25"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    7.25"

    Depth

    1"

    Date

    18th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts, Ephemera, Memorabilia, Militaria

    Origin

    American

    Support

    Paper

    Artist / Maker

    Captain Dayton