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FORT WILLIAM AUGUSTUS, NEW YORK. Two (2) manuscript documents signed, each one page, oblong folio. 1) "Return of the Barrack Bedding Furniture & Utensils &ca in Garrison at Fort William Augustus and Oswegatche. 1st February 1766", columnar format with annotations below, signed by Lieutenant George Turnbull of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Foot, docketed on recto; and 2) "Quarterly Return of Barracks, Barrack Bedding and Furniture at Oswegatchie & Fort Wm. Augustus 1st. Feby. 1770", signed by Captain Edward Fitzgerald of the 10th Foot, docketed "copy" on recto, toning and old staining, marginal chipping with loss to one letter. Quartermaster inventory returns for the military posts of Fort William Augustus and Oswegatchie on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York. Originally built as Fort Levis by the French in 1759, it was renamed Fort William Augustus after its capture by the British in the Battle of the Thousand Islands in August 1760. The reports accounts for beds and bolsters, rugs, blankets, sheets, tables, pairs of tongs, fire shovels, iron pots, water buckets, candlesticks, cords of wood, etc.Condition:Dimensions:

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Estimate $700 - $900Sep 26, 2018