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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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