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Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) [Army Rations issued to Canadian Refugees]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01892 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 5 February 1783 Pagination: 2 p.

Request to provide provisions for Canadian refugees. Countersigned by Samuel Shaw with endorsement signed by Felix Victor. Place writ from note.

Felix Victor was a lieutenant from a Canadian regiment.

The Contractors will please to issue provisions to Cap [Paulint] & Whiton two Canadian refugees for the month of [inserted: January &] February instant -
Head Quarters
Feby 5, 1783
Ben Walker
Aid De Camp
The Commissary at West Point will issue the above,
By order of the Comdg
Two hundred & ninety five rations. SShaw AD Camp

[2] Refugees -
295 Rations

Mass__3 B_ Greaton
Hamps__1 Reg [72]
Rh Isl____ ½
Conn 1 B__

At West Point the 11.th day of February 1783 Received of the Contractors for the States of New York and Jersey the number of Two hundred & Ninty five Rations within mentioned -
Fel.x Victor Lieut

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