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Heath, William (1737-1814) to Benjamin Stevens

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.64.10 Author/Creator: Heath, William (1737-1814) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 January 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Acknowledges his reception of the Quarter Master's receipt for Colonel Hazen's regiment. Written from "Garrison West Point."

People: Heath, William, 1737-1814
Stevens, Benjamin, fl. 1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: West Point (US Military Academy)Military HistoryMilitary SuppliesFinanceRevolutionary WarContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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