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Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) to John Bradstreet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.258 Author/Creator: Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 April 1767 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

Mentions soon needing a boat for the transportation of artillerymen. Discusses matters pertaining to Colonel Bradstreet's accounts and recruitment. Also mentions plan to "pull down the store houses in the Street; and to take a Deed of ground whereon Mr. Shelby's Storehouse is built."

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