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Unknown Return of public stores at Albany in the Department of the Quarter Master General ...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01560 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34 x 21.1 cm.

[title continues] ... "and which by order of Major General Lord Stirling are immediately to be sent to West Point recommended to the care of Major General Knox or the commanding officer there." List includes items like saws, axes, and spades.

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