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[Revolutionary Era Commissions]
A GROUP OF 4 SIGNED MILITARY COMMISSIONS AWARDED TO ROBERT WHITE OF VIRGINIA. WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 1769–1779
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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151
[Revolutionary Era Commissions]
A GROUP OF 4 SIGNED MILITARY COMMISSIONS AWARDED TO ROBERT WHITE OF VIRGINIA. WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 1769–1779
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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[Revolutionary Era Commissions]
A GROUP OF 4 SIGNED MILITARY COMMISSIONS AWARDED TO ROBERT WHITE OF VIRGINIA. WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 1769–1779
4 printed documents, (size varies, the smallest 6 1/4 x 8 in.; 159 x 203 mm), each accomplished in ink in a clerical hand.

Each document matted, glazed and framed. Condition varies, paper browned to varying degrees, vertical and horizontal folds, some separation at folds.


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Catalogue Note

THE CAREER OF ROBERT WHITE, A REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER, DOCUMENTED BY COMMISSIONS SIGNED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON, PATRICK HENRY, AND OTHERS.

The earliest documents here is a commission appointing White a Captain in the Militia of Frederick County, SIGNED BY NORBORNE, BARON DE BOTETOURT, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, 15 December 1769. White is again appointed Captain of the Militia of Frederick County by the COMMITTEE OF SAFETY FOR THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA, signed by the six members of the committee, 8 January 1776. 

On 6 March 1777, White is promoted to Major in the Militia of Frederick County in a document SIGNED BY PATRICK HENRY AS GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. In the final document, accomplished on 4 August 1779, White is made Lieutenant Colonel in the Militia in a document SIGNED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON AS GOVERNOR.  

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