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Unknown Subsistence account of Ensign Jacob Bailey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.045 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Burlington, Vermont Type: Manuscript document Date: 30 June 1813 Pagination: 1p. ; 16.2 x 40.2 cm.

Subsistence account of $36.60 for May 1, 1813 to June 30, 1813. Printed chart includes sections: commencement, expiration, no. of days, no. of rations per day, total no. of rations, post or place where due, price ration, amount, remarks.

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