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Sandford, John (fl. ca. 1783) [Record of John Sandford, Absolom Martin and John Peck]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02886 Author/Creator: Sandford, John (fl. ca. 1783) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10.2 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Indicates that Captain John Sandford is paymaster to Spencer's Regiment, and that Captain Martin and Peck are paymasters of the Jersey line. The line "with a Servant" has been struck.

People: Sandford, John, fl. ca. 1783

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryContinental ArmyFinanceSoldier's Pay

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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