Dr. Oliver Prescott, Groton, Massachusetts – Treated the wounded at Lexington & Concord and Bunker Hill, a Major General of Massachusetts Militia, State Muster Master document.
Oliver Prescott of Groton, Massachusetts, was the brother of Colonel William Prescott, of the Battle of Bunker Hill fame. He was a well respected Physician, and a founding member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Born 1731-Died 1804. He was a Harvard Graduate. He was fervently against the Stamp Act (1765), Clerk of the Groton Committee of Correspondence (1774), Oliver treated the wounded from Lexington and Concord, and again from the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775), In February 1776 was chosen by the Mass. House of Representatives as a Brigadier General of Militia for Middlesex County. Later promoted to 3rd Major General, then 2nd Major General and Muster Master for Massachusetts. Chosen Major General in 1781 and approved by Governor John Hancock.
His house may still be currently for sale, check it out on the internet.
This document is a two page printed form type all in Prescott’s hand, dealing with Settlement and distributions of Estates, for a Joseph Garner of Stow, Mass, dated 6 May, 1784. The condition is very good, with acid free tape used to fortify the separating folds. Some staining, chipping at edges, but nice appearance overall. Watermarked with British Liberty seated with her shield, surmounted by a crown.