OLIVER DeLANCEY, JR.
Ordering payment for clothing for his regiment.
Partly Printed DS: "Oliver DeLancey/Lt Genl", 1p,
9½x14¾. No place, 1801 December 23. In part: "Know all Men by these Presents, that I Oliver DeLancey Esquire
Lieut General of His Majestys Forces & Colonel of the Seventeenth Regiment
of Light Dragoons &c &c &c for and in Consideration of Clothing
&c provided and delivered or to be provided & delivered by Richd Cox,
Chas Greenwood & Richd Henry Cox of Craigs Court London or either of them,
their Executors Administrators or Assigns for the Use of said Regiment...I do
hereby authorize...all such sum & sums of money as is, or are now due or which
shall hereafter become due and payable for the said Offreckonings until the said
Sum of £986.4.8 is fully paid...." DeLANCEY was born in New York
City in 1752. He witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 and, on the
landing of British General Howe at Gravesend Bay (Brooklyn) in August, Captain
DeLancey, with a detachment of the 17th
Regiment, captured an American patrol and seized the pass through the Long
Island hills, enabling Howe to win the Battle of Long Island. In 1777-1778,
DeLancey served with his regiment in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and, in 1778,
was made deputy Quartermaster General in the South Carolina expedition. He was
present at the siege of Charleston. In 1780, he was appointed Adjutant-General
in America to succeed Major André. This document was signed in the
year DeLancey was commissioned Lieutenant-General. He was named General in
1812. Lightly nicked edges and corners. Lightly soiled. Mounting strip along
right verso lightly shows through. Overall, fine condition.
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