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Cotton, Theophilus (fl. 1767-1777) to Joseph Spencer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.63.02 Author/Creator: Cotton, Theophilus (fl. 1767-1777) Place Written: Camp at Tiverton, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1777 October 26 Pagination: 2 p. ; docket; 21 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports to Major General Joseph Spencer that some boatmen refused to obey orders in a "mutinous manner". Cotton asks that Spencer try the men because the crime is of too high a nature for him to try them himself. The men's names are included in the letter. The verso of the letter contains instructions on how returns should be made.

People: Cotton, Theophilus, fl. 1767-1777
Spencer, Joseph, 1714-1789

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: MutinyMuster Rolls and ReturnsMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarMilitary Law

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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