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Johnson, Thomas (fl. 1809) to Corporal Pelletiah Lyon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.017 Author/Creator: Johnson, Thomas (fl. 1809) Place Written: New Gloucester, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 25 August 1809 Pagination: 2 p. ; 15.8 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter to Corporal Pelletiah Lyon from Captain Thomas Johnson ordering him to gather the commissioned officers and soldiers at the parade grounds at 1:00 p.m. on September 4, 1809. On the back of the letter is a reply from Lyon stating that he has conveyed the message to the troops.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military ServiceMilitary MobilizationsMilitary PersonnelOrders

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