From Robert Edge Pine
Philadelphia. 17 Sep. 1787
This Work was Executed, by Order of his late Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland and a few Setts given to the most Illustrious Millitary Characters in Europe—after which, the Plates were distroyed His R. H. having been pleased to give this Sett to the late John Pine, who Engrav’d it—his Son, Robt Edge Pine, has now the honour of presenting it to his Excellency General Washington.1
AL (photocopy), ViMtvL.
1. Pine’s father, John Pine (1690–1756), was a prominent engraver in London. William Augustus, duke of Cumberland (1721–1765), George II’s third son, was the victor in the Battle of Culloden (1746) over the Stuart pretender to the throne.