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Gibbs, Samuel (fl. 1782) to Lewis Nicola

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01682 Author/Creator: Gibbs, Samuel (fl. 1782) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 21 x 20.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01682 Author/Creator: Gibbs, Samuel (fl. 1782) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 21 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from Fish Kill Landing, present-day Fishkill, New York. Writes, "I saw a Gentleman from Hartford yesterday who gave me a letter for Sergt Gerolds; and at the same time inform'd me that the Srgt's wife died, verry sudden in a fit, six or seven days since and left four little children one at the breast. the Serg. Comes with my leave to Obtain leave of the Colonel to visit the Orfins if he should judge proper." See GLC02437.01679 for a related document.

People: Gibbs, Samuel, fl. 1782
Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental ArmyWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyDeathMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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