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October 24, 1767-Dated, "Quartering Act" a British Stamp Act Period, Manuscript Document Signed, Account of Subsistance (sic) 18th Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland, while Garrisoned at Philadelphia, Choice Extremely Fine. "Account of the Days Subsistance for the 18th Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland Commencing 25th October: 1767 & Ending 24th December 1767, Both days Inclusive." A beautifully handwritten British military document (per the hated "Quartering Act" of March 24, 1765). It is easily readable, nicely written in deep brown ink on clean fine quality watermarked laid period paper, 1 page, measuring about 7.5" x 9" plus having an extra 3" wide back panel, written at Philadelphia (PA) and Signed, "J Wilkins Lt. Colonel". The British 18th Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland arrived in North America during July of 1767 and spent the next eight years on "Quartering Act" garrison duty primarily in Philadelphia, and in some parts of Illinois. At the very beginning of the American Revolutionary War, the 18th Royal Regiment was in Boston. The 18th Regiment saw significant action at the Battles of Lexington & Concord, and at Bunker Hill. This Regiment was later Evacuated to British Nova Scotia when the British abandoned the town of Boston in early 1776, afterwards the regiment then returned to England. This historic British garrisoning document is dated shortly after the 18th Regiment arrived to be garrisoned in Philadelphia at date to the day before Christmas 1767. Docket on a side panel reads, in full: "Lt. Col. Wilkins - An Account of Subsist(ance) for the Roy(al) Regimt. of Ireland from 25th October to 24th December. 1767". See: THE 18th (or Royal Irish) REGIMENT OF FOOT IN NORTH AMERICA, 1767-1775, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 2, No. 8 (APRIL, 1923), pp. 63-68 (6 pages), Published By: Society for Army Historical Research at: https://www.jstor.org/stable/44220198
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1767 18th Royal Regt. of Foot, Battles of Lexington & Concord, Bunker Hill

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Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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