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Revolutionary War Continental Army "Field Appointment" Issued by John Warner to Joseph Whipple at Warwick, RI

January 3rd, 1779-Dated Revolutionary War, Manuscript Document Signed, at "Warwick" (Rhode Island), being a Field Appointment for a Mr. Joseph Whippel, Very Fine.

This is an original Revolutionary War letter is well written on laid watermarked period paper. It is "To Mr Joseph Whippel" and reads, in full:

"Sir, - You are hereby appointed and fully empowered to act as an assistant to John Warner DQMG to call on all the good people to bring their proportion of wood order by the town for the use of the troops stationed here. You are to see that the troops have their full proportion of wood according to the generals order. Assist in getting them straw bunk to provide teams straw to see that all the gards (sic) are supplied by the men ordered to supply them for which this shall be your sufficient commission given under my hand at Warwick the third day of January 1779. -- John Warner aj(utant) D Q M G (Deputy or District Quarter Master General) -- (noted) To Mr. Joseph Whippel". Docket on the blank reverse side reads, "Joseph Whippls - Commission".

This original Revolutionary War date Manuscript Document is extremely well written in deep brown ink on fairly clean lightly folded period laid paper having a huge British "Crown" watermark. The text is well centered upon the paper and the signature of "John Warner" is extremely bold, measuring nearly 2.75" long.

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