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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) [Discharge of Michael Joiner with note by Shaw on verso]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00905 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 7 March 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 14.5 x 21.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at a Park of Artillery. Certifies the discharge of Michael Joiner from Artillery Artifice.

People: Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Joiner, Michael, fl. 1781
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtisansArtillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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