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Clark, William (fl. 1776-1779) [Receipt for ordnance and duffel]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00545 Author/Creator: Clark, William (fl. 1776-1779) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 9 March 1777 Pagination: 1 p. ; 6.5 x 17.9 cm.

States that Clark received two and a half yards of white duffle and half a yard of "Ozenb" from ordnance store. "Ozenb" is short for Ozenbrig, another name for the fabric Osnaburg. Osnaburg was a coarse linen fabric first manufactured in Prussia, but the name often was used to refer to coarse cotton similar to the original. These fabrics were often used to make various inexpensive pieces of clothing, including trousers, shirts, and jackets.

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