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Unknown Imported into New Hampshire In the Mercury and Amphitrite from France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00603 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 26 May 1777 - 15 June 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.9 x 20.1 cm.

Lists items carried in on the ships Mercury and Amphitrite, including flints, cannon, grape shot, powder, and other ordnance stores and arms. The entry for 15 June 1781 notes that "sundry ordnance stores shipped by [Mr.] or [Wm.] Laurens.

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