Date Published: 1802
Binding: No binding
RARE MANUSCRIPT FROM A FAMOUS NOVA SCOTIA LOYALIST
8 x 13 inch autograph 4pp with 2pp letter signed, (one and one-quarter pages and docket info on last page), Nova Scotia, June 25, 1802, to William Meredith. “…I do not understand to who, the 600,000 Sterling is to be paid if to those Creditors whose Debtors were Solvent at the commencement of the Revolution… it appears His Majesty is to authorize certain persons to receive the same… If I must come to attend the prosecutions I had rather give all up than risque myself in Jersey considering the vile Treatment I received when in Morris County am apprehensive murder would be the consequence should I come carry on prosecutions not do I see any reason for my personal attendance….”
Fold with a split at the bottom and a 1/2” hole in 2nd page not affecting any text. Overall very good condition otherwise.
Thomas Millidge (1735-1816) Surveyor, judge, political figure in Nova Scotia. Millidge joined the British army at the end of 1776, becoming a major in the New Jersey Volunteers. His property in New Jersey was seized and sold at auction; he was later paid some compensation for his losses. In August 1778 the New Jersey authorities initiated legal proceedings against him, and in December his estate was advertised for public auction. Millidge was later awarded £1,131 of his claim for £2,777 6s. by the loyalist claims commissioners, plus a £50 yearly pension for the loss of his official income. At the end of the American Revolution, he was granted land in the Annapolis Valley area in Nova Scotia.
Very Good. Item #2720