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Banks, John (fl. 1783) [Army Rations issued to Prisoners and Detachment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01923 Author/Creator: Banks, John (fl. 1783) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 15 February 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 11 x 22 cm.

Request for a week's worth of provisions for men in the Invalides Core. Countersigned by Samuel Shaw with an endorsement signed by Joseph Freeman.

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