Revolutionary War General Daniel Brodhead DS 1p, manuscript DS signed by future Revolutionary War General Daniel Brodhead
(1736-1809) as "Daniel Brodhead" at lower left. Dated April 10, 1765.
Inscribed in an elegant clerical hand and docketed on GR and Crown watermarked
cream paper. Overall light toning, paper folds. 7.75" x 7".
In part, with original spelling and punctuation:
" The condition of the above written recognizance is such that of the above mentioned Jacob Gross shall personally appear at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to beholden at Easton in and for the County aforesaid [Northampton]. Then and there to answer to a judgement to be preferred against him by Elizabeth Cutz for certain abuses and threatenings made and given her the said Elizabeth Cutz and not depart without leave of the court and that in the mean time he shall be of his good behavior and keep the peace towards all his Majesties Subjects and especially to the said Elizabeth Cutz then this Recognizance shall be void.
Acknowledged before me }
this 10th day of April 1765}
At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Lieutenant Colonel Brodhead served with distinction in his local militia unit; by the war's close 7 years later, he had commanded Western Division military outposts and been brevetted brigadier general by George Washington. Brodhead wintered at Valley Forge, led expeditions against the Indians, and saw action at the Battles of Long Island (1776), Brandywine (1777), and Germantown (1777) to name just a few. Brodhead was later one of the founding members of the Society of Cincinnati.
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