May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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Partially-printed manuscript return in columnar form, approximately 25 ½ x 31 inches, composed of four elephant folio sheets of laid paper, no place [probably Roxbury or Cambridge]. The muster roll has been backed with conservation paper and appears to be pressure-mounted in a handsome frame of 31 ½ x 37 ½ inches, under UV glass (not examined out of the frame). The roll has 57 names entered in ink, including its three officers, 8 noncommissioned officers, a drummer and a fifer, the balance being privates. Following each name are the following inked annotations: the respective town the man was from, his rank, date of enlistment, miles traveled, length of service, pay due and received, arms, clothing and blankets received and source of supply, deductions made, and balance of funds due. An extremely rare and large muster roll for a regiment of Massachusetts Bay Provincials, authorized within a few days of the Lexington Alarm. David Brewer’s Regiment was organized in spring 1775 at Roxbury to consist of 10 companies from Berkshire, Hampshire, Worcester, Bristol and Plymouth counties and taken into the Grand Army besieging Boston. Adopted on June 14, 1775 into the new Continental Army as the 9th Regiment, it was assigned on July 22, 1775 to Thomas’ Brigade. Its original commander was dismissed from the service on October 24, 1775, the command then falling to Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Putnam of Brookfield. The 9th Regiment served in the Siege of Boston until its disbandment at the end of 1775. Most of its companies were consolidated with Read's Regiment to form the new 13th Continental Regiment in the January 1, 1776 establishment. CONDITION: Some losses to paper at central vertical paper join, now backed, with light staining (mostly at the original glued joins of the sheets) and various fold and crease marks, light toning, otherwise very good. JLK Provenance: For Liberty I Live Collection (not illustrated in book).

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[SIEGE OF BOSTON]. “A MUSTER ROLL OF THE COMPANY UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN JOSIAH KING IN COLONEL DAVID BREWER’S REGIMENT, TO THE FIRST OF AUGUST, 1775.”
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,075.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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