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Foster, Thomas Waite (fl. 1769-1776) Return of Cloathing Drawn before the first of Jany. for the Use of the new Inlisted Men in Capt Foster's Company in Col. Henry Knox's Regt. of Artillery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00507 Author/Creator: Foster, Thomas Waite (fl. 1769-1776) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: circa 1776 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.3 x 23.4 cm.

A list of clothing and its value, including shoes, gloves cloth, a waistcoat

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