September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), as Commander in Chief. Manuscript document signed ("Jeff Amherst"), ink on parchment sheet ( 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches), "By His Excellency Jeffery Amherst Esqr. Major General & Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces in North America &ca &ca to Francis Pfister Gent. By Virtue of the Power and Authority given by His Majesty, I Do hereby ...Appoint You to be His Majesty's Sixtieth, or Royal American Regt. of Foot of Whereof I am Colonel in Chief....Given at Montreal this Eighteenth day of September [1760].... Docketed on recto: '60th Regt./ Lieut. Francis Pfister/ 18th. September 1760". Folds, remnants of original wax and paper seal on upper LH corner. Pfister's promotion from ensign to lieutenant for meritorious service, which largely consisted of engineering and cartographic duties during the 1759 expedition against Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point and the taking of Montreal in 1760.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,700.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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