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Unknown A copy of Three Acts of Congress in favor of Silas Talbot

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00656 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 10 October 1777 - 17 September 1779 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 29.7 x 19.1 cm.

Title from docket. Includes acts for 10 October 1777, 14 November 1778, and 17 September 1779. The first act promotes Talbot to Major for his attempt to set fire to a British ship "and that he be recommended to General Washington for employment agreeable to his Rank." The second act commends Talbot on his capture of the Pigot, a schooner, presenting Talbot with the Commission of Lieutenant Colonel. The third act, on the motion of [Henry] Laurens, commissions Talbot as Captain in the United States Navy.

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