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Gordon, George (fl. 1893-1894) To F. B. Noyes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.24 Author/Creator: Gordon, George (fl. 1893-1894) Place Written: Somerville, Massachusetts Type: Typed document Date: 13 June 1893 - 31 May 1894 Pagination: 6 p. : 20.4 x 25.5 cm

Two letters from George Gordon, apparently in response to a request from F. B. Noyes for more information about the Wilder family and their role in the Revolutionary War. It reports that an Oliver Wilder was an important figure in the Colonial Wars and that a Moses Wilder was involved in the revolution. It also encloses a brief history on Oliver Wilder and an account written by Daniel Chesebrough in 1835 about a military encounter in Ireland in 1637. The documents are copies of the originals.

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