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February 06, 1812

A great War of 1812 enlistment broadside, with the text beginning: "WE, the Subscribers, do hereby Volunteer and Offer our Services to the United States...Passed the 6th day of February, 1812. We further bind ourselves to serve the UNITED STATES under Major ALEXANDER DENNISTON for the defence of the City and Harbour of New York, as a Corps of Riflemen, during one year."
What follows is a handwritten chart noting the "Names" signed; "Rank" "Date" "Place of Residence" and: "Witnesses".
Nice, patriotic engraving at the top has a scroll noting: "We Will Conquer Or Die in the Defence" and: "Where Liberty Dwells There Is My Country."
Measures 14 by 16 inches, several folds, two small holes caused by ink, generally nice condition.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: Documents & Broadsides