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Keith, J. (fl. 1778) Extract from General Orders

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04764.61 Author/Creator: Keith, J. (fl. 1778) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1778 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.7 x 18.2 cm.

Written by Keith as Deputy Adjunct General. Says there have been complaints of captured British Convention Army officers playing billiards at a house in the center of Cambridge at late hours. Says General William Heath, commander of the district where the Convention Army is situated, does not have a problem with their "innocent diversions" but with the late hours that they partake them. Says all officers are to be in barracks at 9 p.m. unless for a very special occasion and not without a pass. Says obedience to this order is expected and that patrols will be stepped up. Marked "No. 59."

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