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Barber, Nathaniel, Jr. (1728-1787) Return of Cannon & Carriages Mortars & Beds in different Places belonging to the Continent

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00874 Author/Creator: Barber, Nathaniel, Jr. (1728-1787) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 22 January 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 20.3 cm.

Lists artillery by type, and source location. All seem to be from the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Deputy Commissary of the Artillery

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