Autograph Note Signed. William MacPHERSON.

Autograph Note Signed.

This Philadelphian resigned his commission as lieutenant with the British army at the outbreak of the American Revolution to join the Pennsylvania militia, rising through the ranks to brigadier general and serving as aide to Major General Benjamin Lincoln; in the "Whiskey Rebellion" he commanded a volunteer battalion nicknamed "MacPherson's Blues" which served under Washington's command and proved invaluable, earning high commendations from Washington and Lafayette; his brother, Captain John MacPherson, was the first Philadelphian of note killed in the Revolutionary War. ANS, 1p, 6" X 3½", Stanton, 1812 June 13. Addressed to W. Wager. Very good. Not faded, but penned in a rather thin light ink, easily readable. "Please to let the Bearer have a Gallon of your best old Brandy...." An attractive example, and rather uncommon. Pencilled notes on verso also include the interesting aside that this document was "Presented by Herr Simon Gratz April 20/79." Simon Gratz (1838-1925) was a noted Philadelphia attorney and philanthropist -- but more importantly was an important autograph collector, author of such popular works as "A Book About Autographs" (1920). Item #32206

Price: $295.00

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