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Treat, Samuel (d. 1777) to Ezekiel Cheever

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00536 Author/Creator: Treat, Samuel (d. 1777) Place Written: Peekskill, New York Type: Autograph note signed Date: 27 February 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 10 x 19.1 cm.

Asks Cheever to deliver "three coats & fifteen yards white duffle" to Lieutenant James Hall. Docket states that "three Coats & six yds of W Duffell" were received. Endorsed by Jonathan Terry on verso.

Samuel Treat was a Captain-Lieutenant under Knox in the Second Continental Artillery.
James Hall was a Captain-Lieutenant under Knox in the Third Continental Artillery.
Ezekiel Cheever was the Commissary of Military Stores.

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