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Americana & International - Session Two

Sat, Jan 18, 2020 09:00AM EST
Lot 407

Very rare appointment

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000
Historically important appointment of Anthony Wayne to Major General of the Legion of the United States of America, dated the 19th day of March, 1793, signed by President George Washington in the lower center. Wayne's military exploits and fiery nickname"Mad Anthony Wayne", were earned in notable revolutionary War battles such as The Battle of the Brandywine, The Battle of Monmouth and The Battle of Stoney Point. The Legion is best known for its victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in the Northwest Indian Wars in August 1794. Following the 1795 Treaty of Greenville with the Western Confederacy of Native American nations and the Jay Treaty with Great Britain, the Legion was reduced in size and rechristened the Army of the United States in 1796. This document can arguably be considered as the birth of the United States Army. The document, though creased, is in excellent condition and the light brown signature of G. Washington (George Washington), first president of the United States is bold and 3 ½ inches long, 20" x 17". Provenance: A prominent Delaware family, originally purchased from Baldwin's Book Barn, mid 20th c.