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Clothing and payroll return document 1st Massachusetts regiment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09134.04 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 1783 circa Pagination: 19 p.

Summary of Content: "Account of the Public Securities Received by Azariah Egleston, Agent..., for and delivered to the Officers and Soldiers...being the Balance Due them, for arrears of pay, Subsistence, Clothing, the Quantity of the Men Engaged further and Commutation to the officers on a final Settlement of Accounts with the United States..."

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryContinental Army

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