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Lillie, John (1755-1801) [Request for rations]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02501 Author/Creator: Lillie, John (1755-1801) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 10.9 x 16.8 cm.

Request for rations for two men of the New Hampshire corps, who have been discharged. Addressed to Mr. [Robert] Bell and Mr. Forbes, with Bell's name struck. Docket signed by Josiah Eastman.

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