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(WAYNE, ANTHONY)

Brief docket on the integral address leaf of a letter to him from his physician and associate Sharp Delany.

1 full page, 12.5 x 7.5", v.g., no place, December 21, 1792. Subsequent to General Arthur St. Clair's failure in that role, Anthony Wayne had been named commander of the reorganized army and sent west by President Washington to combat American Indian uprisings. In this letter Dr. Sharp Delany has relayed news from the east and voiced opinions regarding Wayne's task. "…what has arrived plainly shows France is much more connected & in peace within themselves that could be expected - should that Country succeed, which God Grant! We may perhaps in our day be freed from Wars, which Despotism or in other words Kings will always plunge the Human species… If a court in Britain who has to maintain & support An Army, Revenue, & an untold list of Dependants had not an undeserved & unfounded influence, the Country would be freed from Indian depredations…that Support will always lead the Savage to savage measures. As to Congress proceedings nothing new. St. Clair’s business is before the Committee in status quo. You have the wish of every honest heart…." On the Address leaf, which bears handstamped and manuscript postal markings, Wayne has written "21 Decr. 1792 / from / Sharp Delany Esqr." While Wayne has contributed only a few words in his own hand, Dr. Delany was his closest friend and he no doubt agreed with the sentiments expressed herein.


Book Id: 92-381

Price: $850.00

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