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Bragdon, Joshua (1743-1792) to Morgan Lewis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.603.01 Author/Creator: Bragdon, Joshua (1743-1792) Place Written: Wells, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 May 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 19.5 x 15.7 cm.

Bragdon informs Captain Lewis that he has a "commission to dispose of and if it suits you to take the Commission it is at your service ... " Instructs Lewis to offer the commission to Benjamin Tripe (possibly Benjamin Tripp, a lieutenant in Lewis's company) if he does not accept it for himself. If Tripp does not accept, the commission is to be passed to Andrew [Borly?].

Captain Bragdon's and Lewis's companies of militia marched in response to the 19 April 1775 Lexington Alarm. Tripp was a Lieutenant in Lewis's company.

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