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First Blood of American Revolution, 1769-70: New York 16th Regiment of Foot Ledger Signed Over 200 Times by Soldiers Who Took Part in Resisting America's Independence
Revolutionary War First Blood of American Revolution, 1769-70: New York 16th Regiment of Foot Ledger Signed Over 200 Times by Soldiers Who Took Part in Resisting America's Independence [REVOLUTIONARY WAR.], Manuscript Volume, Paymaster's Accounts for the 16th Regiment of Foot in New York, 1769-1770. Approximately 176 pp., with writing on 101 pp., 8" x 12.5". Leather cover worn but interior pages very good. This intriguing paymaster's account book records the amounts spent on pay, rations, and other expenses for the 16th Regiment of Foot, while it was posted in New York City from February 1769 to June 1770. Each company's pay record also included a cost for the regimental paymaster, surgeon, and drum and fife major. Although the account book covers the period of the Battle of Golden Hill, and likely includes soldiers that participated, it was the first significant clash between citizens and British troops as the colonies moved toward revolution. Some insist that the first blood of the American Revolutionary War was shed at Golden Hill in January 1770. In June 1766, the New York City Sons of Liberty had erected a Liberty Pole in the Commons to commemorate the repeal of the Stamp Act. Over the next months and years, British soldiers several times destroyed it, and the Sons of Liberty restored it each time. On January 13, 1770, the soldiers again tried to destroy the Liberty Pole but were unsuccessful. The soldiers instead attacked a nearby tavern, breaking the windows, insulting customers, and beating the waiter. They were successful i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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