Lewis Morris

Just months after his father signed the Declaration of Independence, Aide-de-Camp Lewis Morris, Jr., by order of Major General Charles Lee, empowers a Captain to search two houses for missing money

Autograph Document Signed “Lewis Morris ADC,” 1p, 8.25” x 6.5”. Spring Field [Massachusetts], January 27, 1777. On laid paper watermarked “GR” – George R, King George III. Fine condition.

In full, “Capt James Perry having lost a considerable Sum of Money and expressing a Desire to search the Houses of David Covee and Lt Lland is impowered to do it. By Order of Major Genl Lee.” At the time of this document, Major General Charles Lee was a prisoner of the British.

Capt. James Perry hired soldiers from Norton and Easton, Massachusetts, paying them himself, to serve in the Continental Army. He was Captain of a company which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775.

Col. Lewis Morris (1753-1824) later served as Aide-de-Camp to General Nathaneal Greene. After the war he settled in Charleston, South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1789 to 1801 and was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 1794 to 1796.


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