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Rare Book by Elias Brewster Hillard: The Last Men of the Revolution at Skinner Auction



Samuel Downing (1761-1867) "He was the last one of the Revolutionary Pensioners". Sylvester in "History of Saratoga County" says Samuel "fought in the Revolution. Early settler in the western part of Edinburg." In 1797 he worked on Providence roads district 22 which in 1801 became part of Edinburg. Per Sylvester he lived to the age of 103 years.



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Hillard, Elias Brewster (1825-1895) The Last Men of the Revolution. A Photograph of Each from Life, Together with Views of Their Homes. Hartford: N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864. First edition, octavo, rebacked black calf boards with gilt stampings, containing six albumen photographs of veterans and six hand-colored lithographs of their homes, each with tissue guards, two pages of notes at the back. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection, New Hampshire Institute of Art. Skinner Auction Lot 101

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