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Olney, Jeremiah (1749-1812) to William Pratt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02578 Author/Creator: Olney, Jeremiah (1749-1812) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 September 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 33.6 x 21 cm.

Discusses charges issued against Lieutenant Wheaton involving defrauding non-commissioned officers and privates through clothing and hat purchases. A retained "true copy."

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