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Deane, Silas (1737-1789) to Barnabas Deane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01759 Author/Creator: Deane, Silas (1737-1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1779 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Writing to his brother in reference to accusations of fraud against him in relation to foreign procurement of supplies, Deane finds "our Situation,...without a Parallel either in Ancient or Modern Story." Also describes the plight of American money, her people and her army.

People: Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Deane, Barnabas, 1743-?

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesFinanceDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyForgery and FraudCorruption and ScandalEconomicsCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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