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Trumbull, Jonathan (1710-1785) [Printed militia commission for Zephaniah Briggs]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.132 Author/Creator: Trumbull, Jonathan (1710-1785) Place Written: Connecticut Type: Document signed Date: 1 May 1775 Pagination: 1 p. ; 18 x 15 cm.

Commission of second lieutenant Briggs in a company commanded by Nehemiah Beardsley to assist his captain in gathering enlistments to form a company of 100 men.

Trumbull was governor of Connecticut 1769-1784.

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