Pickering, Timothy

1783 War-dated ADS while Quartermaster General, receipt for funds for carting hay

Price: $295.00

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(1745-1829) B. Salem, Mass., opposed patriot cause early in Revolutionary War, but in 1777 accepted Washington's offer to be Adjutant General of the American Army, widely praised for supplying troops during remainder of the conflict. 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. Mass. Federalist Senator 1803-11, US Rep 1813-17. War-dated 5 1/2 x 8 ADS fully signed in the text while Quarter Master General, no place, April 10 1783. Receipt No. 42 for $8 paid by Pickering and D. Wolfe, in full for carting hay as per voucher and signed duplicates. Signed by the carter recipient, Jonathan Gubois. DAVID WOLFE (1758-1836), served during the Revolutionary war as a militia company captain and later as assistant quartermaster under Col. Timothy Picketing with the army under General Washington. Congress ratified peace treaty terms 9 days after the date of this item.

Condition: Very good, trivial pencil marks on verso.
Type:document






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