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Various Archive of Captain John Bryant, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores at the Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts [Decimalized .001-.117]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03432 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1780-1805 Pagination: 168 items

Summary of Content: Includes letters from Henry Knox (28 letters), Henry Jackson, Samuel Hodgdon, Timothy Pickering, Benjamin Lincoln, William Simmons, John Crane, and Jonathan Jackson among others.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryMilitary SuppliesMilitary ProvisionsWeaponryAmmunitionRebellionShays' RebellionAmerican StatesmenGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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