Pickering, Timothy

Quarter Master General Pickering's 1783 receipt for funds for forage for the 6th Massachusetts Regiment

Price: $225.00

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(1745-1829) Born in Salem, Mass., opposed patriot cause early in Revolutionary War, but in 1777 accepted General Washington's offer to be Adjutant General of the American Army, and was widely praised for work in supplying troops during remainder of the conflict. On April 22, 1783, submitted report to Washington advocating a military academy at West Point. President Washington appointed him commissioner to the Iroquois Nation, and he represented the Government in negotiation of the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua with them. Postmaster General 1791-95, Secretary of War briefly in 1795. Secretary of State 1795-1800 (Washington-Adams), dismissed in May 1800 after quarrel with Adams over Adams's plan to make peace with France. Federalist Senator 1803-11, US Rep 1813-17. 3 ¾ x 8 ¼ War-dated ADS “Tim Pickering” signed in the text while Quarter Master General, np, June 9 1783. Receipt No. 293 for $57 and 3/90 in full for forage from Feb. 1 thru the present month (June). Signed at lower right by William Hutt as Lieut. Col. 6th Massachusetts Regiment. The 6th Massachusetts Regiment, also known as the 4th Continental Regiment, was raised on April 23, 1775, under Col. John Nixon outside of Boston. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton and the Battle of Saratoga. The regiment was furloughed June 12, 1783, at West Point, New York and disbanded on November 3, 1783. This document is dated 3 days before the regiment was furloughed.

Condition: Very good
Type:Document






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