LT. COLONEL ZEBULON PIKE SR. - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/24/1798 - HFSID 24343
ZEBULON PIKE, SR. Revolutionary War and War of 1812 officer confirms a carpenter's employment Manuscript Document Signed: "Zebn Pike Captn/Commanding", 1p, 7½x6¼. Fort Massar, 1798 April 24. Countersigned: "Saml Jeton" as Quarter Master.
Sale Price $450.00
ZEBULON PIKE, SR.
Revolutionary War and War of 1812 officer confirms a carpenter's employment
Manuscript Document Signed: "Zebn Pike Captn/Commanding", 1p, 7½x6¼. Fort Massar, 1798 April 24. Countersigned: "Saml Jeton" as Quarter Master. In full: "I Certify that Andrew Lay has been Employed in the Quarter Master Department as Carpenter from the Eighth day of January until the twenty fourth day of April 1798 inclusive and that he has not received any Compensation for said service other than an Extra half Ration p day and that he is well Entitled to the allowance usually given Artificers taken from the Land." On verso, Lay has signed: "X" on a receipt for $17.50 "in full for pay due me as by the within Certificate". Zebulon Pike, Sr. (1751-1834) was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army. He was a member of General Arthur St. Clair's militia sent from Fort Washington at Cincinnati north to the Maumee Indian country. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel in the regular army on July 10, 1812. His son, Zebulon M. Pike, discovered Pike's Peak in 1806. Heavily toned. Edges worn and irregular, with tears across edges. Corners lightly worn. Faint pencil notes on top right corner. Multiple folds. Light surface creases. Ink bled in several areas. Stain on lower loop of the "Z" of signature. Otherwise, in fine condition.
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