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DEARBORN, Henry (1751-1829). 5th United States Secretary of War (March 1801-March 1809) under Thomas Jefferson. On January 27, 1812 Appointed by President James Madison as Senior Major General in the United States Army in Command of the Northeast sector from the Niagara River to the New England coast. CRARY, Archibald (1748-1812). Revolutionary War Commander of the 2nd Rhode Island State infantry Regiment. Archibald Crary was the son of William & Elizabeth (Campbell) Crary of Voluntown, CT, and the nephew and namesake of Archibald Campbell, an East Greenwich attorney. Crary served as Colonel of the Rhode Island Continental Line Regiment, and participated in six Revolutionary War battles. He was the first Adjutant General of RI 1779-85. Autographed Document Signed, "H. Dearborn," as Secretary of War, 1 page, quarto, and reads in full: "War Department 6th November 1801 -- Sir - You will be pleased to deliver to Mr. Andrew McCorrie, Jun'r on his application, all the muskets in your possession belonging to the United States taking his receipts for the same." The reverse side features a response note from McCorrie, acknowledging by receipt. In full, "Newport - January 18th: 1802 -- Received of Archibald Crary late Agent of Fortifications at this place agreeable to the within order four hundred & twenty three chests of contract arms and twenty chests of French Arms containing Eleven thousand & forty stands belonging to the United States and have given. Crary." "P.S. one chest above mentioned contained ten stands & one D'. five stands." Fine condition.
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Secretary of War Major General Henry Dearborn Authorizes Transfer of a Huge Number of U.S. Army Muskets & Arms !

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Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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