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Autograph letter signed
, folded sheet with seal remains and free frank, letter and address in a secretarial hand, signed boldly by Pickering, from the War Office, August 24, 1795, addressed to Captain Alexander Thompson, the Commandant of Governor's Island. Slight tear to exterior sheet from opening, Pickering's signature very slightly smudged from pouncing; Together with two letters, both in a secretarial hand, both signed by John Jay, similarly addressed to Captain Thompson as Commandant on Governor's Island, dated July 3rd and August 13, 1795. Minor wear.
An interesting trio of documents relating to Governor's Island (and thus of New York interest), signed by two of the leading statesmen of the young Republic. The July 3rd letter by Jay indicates how Independence Day is to be celebrated by the troops on the Island; the other letter relates to the refitting of a French vessel. The Pickering letter instructs Thompson to proceed from Governor's Island to West Point with troops.

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Estimate $800-1,200

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