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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) [Certificate regarding Lieutenant John Tharp's pay]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01020 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 6 July 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.4 x 18.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Patten certifies that Tharp, from Morris County, New Jersey, enlisted 27 November 1776. Lists Tharp's promotions. Directed to Brigadier General Henry Knox.

People: Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Tharp, John, 1751-1819

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtillerySoldier's PayFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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