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Revolutionary War document describing arrest of the perpetrators of a Loyalist plot to spread smallpox & counterfeit currency among the rebellious colonies, signed by Dr. Josiah Bartlett, physician signer of the Declaration of Independence, April 1777

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Title

Revolutionary War document describing arrest of the perpetrators of a Loyalist plot to spread smallpox & counterfeit currency among the rebellious colonies, signed by Dr. Josiah Bartlett, physician signer of the Declaration of Independence, April 1777

Subject

Smallpox--Inoculation
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Description

April 19, 1777-dated Revolutionary War period, manuscript document is concerning the arrest and possible conviction of several counterfeiters, In very fine condition, it is boldly signed by, "Josiah Bartlett," "M(escheh) Weare," and "E. Thompson," all being listed as, "Justices of Peace throughout the Land."

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

April 19, 1777

Language

English

Type

Manuscripts

Identifier

loyalist_plot

Spatial Coverage

Exeter (N.H.)

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Early American Auctions

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

“Revolutionary War document describing arrest of the perpetrators of a Loyalist plot to spread smallpox & counterfeit currency among the rebellious colonies, signed by Dr. Josiah Bartlett, physician signer of the Declaration of Independence, April 1777,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 22, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8158.