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112: ANTHONY "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE 1795 Discharge Signed

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112: ANTHONY "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE 1795 Discharge Signed
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AutographsHonorable Discharge Signed by General Anthony Wayne

ANTHONY "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE, American Revolutionary War General.
April 15, 1795, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "Anty. Wayne" being on fine quality, period laid paper, at Greenville, OH, measuring 12.5" x 8" and Very Fine. There is scattered, fine foxing, some fold splits repaired on the verso, some holes at fold intersections. A closed split affects the first A of the signature, but only to an imperceptible degree.
This original document is the Honorable Military Discharge for Corporal Peter Briggs, who served in Captain William Peters' Company for three years. A very interesting paragraph appears at the center of the document: "And to prevent any ill use that may be made of his discharge, by its falling into the hands of any other person whatsoever, here follows the description of the above said Peter Briggs he is Aged twenty years, five feet nine 1/2 inches high, ruddy complexion, Black hair, dark eyes, born in the county of Burke in the state of Massachusetts by trade a Labourer." If Briggs was twenty at the time of his discharge, he must have been a mere lad of seventeen when he enlisted! On the reverse, Briggs signs off that he has received all of the pay and clothing due him.
This is the largest document we've offered bearing General Wayne's signature and it's a great one, at that! Accompanied by an old steel-plate engraving of Wayne with his facsimile signature printed below.



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112: ANTHONY "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE 1795 Discharge Signed

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AutographsHonorable Discharge Signed by General Anthony Wayne

ANTHONY "MAD ANTHONY" WAYNE, American Revolutionary War General.
April 15, 1795, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "Anty. Wayne" being on fine quality, period laid paper, at Greenville, OH, measuring 12.5" x 8" and Very Fine. There is scattered, fine foxing, some fold splits repaired on the verso, some holes at fold intersections. A closed split affects the first A of the signature, but only to an imperceptible degree.
This original document is the Honorable Military Discharge for Corporal Peter Briggs, who served in Captain William Peters' Company for three years. A very interesting paragraph appears at the center of the document: "And to prevent any ill use that may be made of his discharge, by its falling into the hands of any other person whatsoever, here follows the description of the above said Peter Briggs he is Aged twenty years, five feet nine 1/2 inches high, ruddy complexion, Black hair, dark eyes, born in the county of Burke in the state of Massachusetts by trade a Labourer." If Briggs was twenty at the time of his discharge, he must have been a mere lad of seventeen when he enlisted! On the reverse, Briggs signs off that he has received all of the pay and clothing due him.
This is the largest document we've offered bearing General Wayne's signature and it's a great one, at that! Accompanied by an old steel-plate engraving of Wayne with his facsimile signature printed below.



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