American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. Sullivan served as a major general in the Continental Army and as governor (or president) of New Hampshire. He is most famous for leading the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries. ALS signed “Jno Sullivan,” one page, 7 x 8, February 6, 1769. Letter to Hunking Wentworth. In part: “Mr. George Wentworth is now upon the point of bringing an action at Next Court to Recover the Legacy given to him by Mr. George Wentworth Decd. I should be glad that the matter might be accommodated without a suit. I conversed with Col. Atkinson upon the Subject and he has no objection to our bringing an action to try the validity of the will & hope you have no Objection to trying the strength of a will in which he is so deeply interested.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, trimmed left edge, and scattered toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Autograph Auction John Sullivan American general Revolutionary War