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William Hall, Autograph Document Signed, to William B. Lewis, February 5, 1814, Locustland, Tennessee. 3 pp., 6-5/8"" x 8". Small tears on folds; loss from opening seal, affecting three words; one other hole affecting one word; general toning. From his home in Locustland, William Hall requests payment for 150 stand of arms he has provided and payment of a cotton factory in Cairo, Illinois, for linen it had provided for the use of Major General Andrew Jackson's soldiers. In large part, "You will receive by the bearer Charles Morgan Esqr, Quartermaster Potters receipts for one hundred & fifty stand of arms with their accoutrements also Genl Jacksons orders to you, to pay me $10 per each stand of arms. you will be so good as to draw on Government in my favor for the amount, and send the drafts by Mr Morgan to me. ... Sir I have been respectfully called on since my return, by the managers of the Cotton Factory at Cairo, to know the reason they are so long kept out of their money for the 1502 yds of linnins at 40 cts pr yd, which was sent on by them last October, for the use of Genl Jacksons army, at your request through me. ... Sir you must pay the company their money for the linnins, or otherways I shall have it to do, and it will be extremely hard that I am to be harassed, in paying money, that I have not had, nor never shall have, one tenth benefit from, but what I did in procuring the linnins, was to serve you & the public. ..." Background: Tennessee Governor Willie Blount called out a force of 2,500 men from west Tennessee under Colonel Andrew Jackson and 2,500 more from East Tennessee under Major General John Alexander Cocke. The Georgia and Mississippi militia likewise responded, as did friendly Lower Creek under Major William McIntosh (who aided the Georgia militia). Andrew Jackson's advance in late 1813 was hampered by supply shortages and short enlistments. William Hall provided weapons for the Tennessee militia under the command of Major General Jackson. In this letter, he requests payments from Jackson's quartermaster general and close friend William B. Lewis. He also mentions brigade quartermaster Neil B. Rose (1780-1835) and quartermaster Stokely D. Hays (1788-1831), Andrew Jackson's nephew.
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Payment for 150 Rifles “for the use of Genl Jacksons army” During Creek War

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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