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Morris, Robert (1734-1806) [Contract between the U.S. Treasury and Comfort, Richard, and Joshua Sands of New York for acquiring rations for West Point soldiers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01301 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa January 1782 Pagination: 13 p. : docket ; 33.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01301 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa January 1782 Pagination: 13 p. : docket ; 33.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Agreement between Morris, acting as Superintendent of the Finances of the United States (appointed by Congress), and Comfort Sands, Richard Sands and Joshua Sands of New York that the Sandses will "furnish and deliver" to West Point and other nearby posts a number of rations of provisions to be determined weekly by the Secretary of War. Provisions include flour, beef or pork, whiskey or rum, salt, and vinegar. Contemporary clerical copy created for Knox's file. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Sands, Comfort, 1748-1834
Sands, Richard, fl. 1781
Sands, Joshua, fl. 1781

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Muster Rolls and ReturnsContractGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerceContinental CongressCongressFinanceWest Point (US Military Academy)Continental ArmyRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsAlcohol

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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