Sale 1218 — The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1694-1861

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Category — Nova Scotia to Great Britain

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1218, Lot 2189, Nova Scotia to Great BritainRemarkable invoice signed by Brigadier General Edward Whitmore during Seven Years’ War for meat purchase for troops

British Occupation of Louisbourg--1759 Invoice for Meat for Troops by Edward Whitmore. Invoice datelined “Louisbourg 30th Octo. 1759” for “Victualing His Majesty’s Forces in North America...import into this Garrison...for the use of the Troops under my Command” a total of 96,800 lbs of pork and 34,240 lbs of beef, signed “Edwd Whitemore” at bottom and notation of receipt from Whitehall Treasury on Dec. 5, 1759, Very Fine and remarkable historical item, these troops were likely those who fought in the Battle of Quebec, which fell in Sep. 1759, Edward Whitmore (1691-1761) was a Brigadier General and saw action in Europe and North America, he was made military governor of Louisbourg after the siege of 1758, ex Montgomery

E. 1,000-1,500