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Chesebrough, Daniel (fl. 1835) The following was written by Daniel Chesebrough and dated Groton, 1835

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.24.03 Author/Creator: Chesebrough, Daniel (fl. 1835) Place Written: Groton, Connecticut Type: Typed document Date: 1835 Pagination: 3 p. : 20.4 x 25.5 cm

A short report of Colonel Denison, an ancestor of the author's, including his participation in a military encounter between English troops and Irish rebels in 1637, his relationships with Ann Boradil and Bridget Thompson, and his immigration to and from the colonies. This is a copy of the original document.

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