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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Return of coulours & oil wanting for the garrison at West Point

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10099 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Document signed Date: 22 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 35.5 x 23.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10099 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Document signed Date: 22 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 35.5 x 23.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Patten signs as Captain of Artificers. Lists numbers of carriages, pounds of white lead, pounds of blacking ground in oil, pounds of "read" lead, and gallons of oil.

People: Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)ArtisansMilitary SuppliesTransportationArtilleryMuster Rolls and Returns

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