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Unknown [Military pay rolls of William Van Dueresen]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.32.24 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 25 November 1812 - 29 March 1813 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30 x 19 cm.

List of payment made to men serving under Captain William Van Deursen. Many of the men are also given advanced pay and some receive a premium for having enlisted in December.

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