September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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Manuscript document, ink on laid paper, 6 pages on three folio sheets (each 12 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches) "Whereas the Carrying Place at Niagara, situated between the Lakes Ontario and Erie in the Province of New York in North America is a Post of Great Consequence for the Passage of Troops, Stores and Provisions for His Majesty's Service, but also for the Transportation of Merchandize to, and from new York or Canada and the upper Lakes....And Whereas Lieut. Thomas Gamble Assistant Deputy Quarter Master General in North America, Contracted with Lieut. Francis Pfister & the said John Stedman for the Term of three years from the Sixth day of March 1766 Whereby the said Pfister and Stedman under Certain Conditions and Allowances were to Transport Stores and Provisions for the Use of His Majesty's Service over the said Carrying Place which said Contract was renewed for the Term of Three Years to End the Sixth Day of March 1772...." The contract renewal is made by Gamble "By Order of His Excellency The Honorable Thomas Gage Esq: Commander in Chief North America with Pfister and Stedman. The body of the document lays out, in seven, detailed clauses or articles , the expected services, stipulations of operation, and allowances to accrue to contractors under which said contract renewal is to be governed. Note: the seventh and final page of this contract, which apparently consisted of the closing of the seventh clause and the appended signatures of all parties, is missing.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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