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Hall, James (1750-1819) to John Ruddock

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00552 Author/Creator: Hall, James (1750-1819) Place Written: Fort Montgomery, New York Type: Autograph note signed Date: 18 March 1777 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.5 x 21.5 cm.

Requests that Ruddock "deliver the Bearer Ferdinand Van Sickles Belonging to Cap Thomas Sewards Company of Artillery One Regimental Coat and Charge him with the same." Sickells' and Ruddock's names are misspelled in the note.

James Hall was a Captain-Lieutenant under Knox in the Third Continental Artillery.
John Ruddock served as deputy field commissary of military stores under Knox in Fishkill
Ferdinand Van Sickells was a gunner in Thomas Seward's Artillery Company.
Thomas Seward was a captain under Knox in the third Continental Artillery.

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