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[Financial document of the Society of Cincinnati, State of Massachusetts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04379.16 Author/Creator: Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1783 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Lists various expenses, including "cash paid by Marquis de Lafayette for orders presented the French officers", and to L'Enfant for ribbons.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryFraternal OrganizationContinental ArmySociety of the CincinnatiFinanceFranceRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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