July 5, 1776-Dated, Pair of Two Manuscript Documents, Certifying Payment for Two Revolutionary War Soldiers & Their Substitutes, Both of whom enlisted into the Continental Army on July 5, 1776, being very the Day After Independence from Britain that was Declared on July 4, 1776, at New York, both grade Very Fine.This remarkable lot is for a Pair of Two Manuscript Documents, each Signed in brown ink, on fine period laid paper. Each document is original and certifying that substitutes received payment from two Revolutionary War soldiers for serving part of their time in the Continental Army, both dated the very day after Independence Day, in 1776.
1. July 5, 1776-Dated, Enlistment Document, measuring 3.75” x 6” certifying that (spelling errors included): “Solomon Jones received 2 pounds 12 shillings six pence of “Beniman Bailey for doing a quarter of a turne in the Continentel Servis (sic)... To Be dun at New York July ye 5th 1776.” Signed by Solomon Jones and Beniman Bailey.
2. July 5, 1776-Dated, Second Document Receipt, measuring 3” x 6.75”, Signed, “Adam Bartlet”, who received five pounds, five shillings for serving as a “Substitute” for Jacob Moor, and doing “half a tourn for him in the Contentel (sic) Servis”, also commencing at New York, July 5, 1776.
Both 1776 dated Documents with prior mounting remnants traces on the back; the first document has tape reinforcements and edge chips, yet the writing is very clear and legible. A Rare Pair of Revolutionary War documents, both identifying “Substitute” Soldiers who received payment for taking part of a tour of duty in the Continental Army. (2 Items)