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This letter addressed from Peekskill, New York on 29 September 1777, is addressed to his brother Andrew Huntington. General Huntington discusses the British occupation of Philadelphia and his instructions to join the main Continental force near…

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In this letter addressed from "Head Quarters Towamensing(sic), Huntington addresses his father regarding activities on the Delaware River and the problems the British navy encountered from the river obstacles. He writes, "we are now at Worcester 21…

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Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress and here he records the resolved issue on how to handle commissary issues.

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In this letter addressed from "Moorehall 28 March 1778" Biddle requests Lowrey to purchase "Hay Oats & other forage" suitable for cavalry. Reference to a prisoner exchange in New Jersey.

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At the Battle of Quinton's Bridge three hundred New Jersey Mmilitia stood against 1,200 British regulars and loyalists. The British forces set a trap and ambushed two hundred of the militia killing twenty to thirty men. The following day Major John…

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Colonel Boudinot was the Commisary General for prisoners between May 1777 and May 1778. This letter is written to the President of Pennsylvania, Thomas Wharton Jr, about a Tory prisoner who refused to swear the oath of allegiance to the state.

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Warrant addressed, "In Assembly March 27 1778" . Bayard requests payment to bearer John Whitehall(?) of thirty pounds for his service as a commissioner for regulating prices. Signed "John Bayard Speaker" and copied to David Rittenhouse, Treasurer.

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This is an apparent contemporary copy of a letter Gist sent to General Washington while encamped at the Head of Sassafras(River, Maryland). Drafted in the hand of Gist's secretary, the letter addresses difficulties encountered with militia, movement…

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Colonel Tilghman writes to Major General Lord Stirling (William Alexander) informing him that the enemy has not moved but if they do to inform General Washington immediately.

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In this one page letter dated, "Jany 15 1778", Colonel Timothy Pickering writes Clement Biddle regarding militia troops covering foraging activities. He states, "If Col. Stewart has not finished his work, his party(which was a 150 strong, in…
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