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A Rare Document Signed By The Frontiersman James Smith Of The Black Boys Fame
- JAMES SMITH (1737-1813). Smith was a famous frontiersman, soldier and farmer. He led Pennsylvania’s Black Boys in a nine month rebellion against British rule in 1765. During the American Revolution, he fought in the Pennsylvania militia and later served in the Kentucky General Assembly. He wrote his autobiography in 1799, An Account of the Remarkable Occurrences in the Life and Travels of Col. James Smith, a study of the fighting methods of Native Americans. DS. 1pg. 8” x 5 ¼”. February 5, 1777. No place. A rare document signed “James Smith” certifying that a soldier served under him: “As we Served sometime and did Duty with Richard Thompson during the last Indian War I do certify that as far as I know that he behaved himself as a good officer February the 5 1777 James Smith”. The Smith autograph is massive and dark. The document has some chipping to the margins and silking to the verso. The condition is very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2018-02-24           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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