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Dorsey, Vachel (fl. 1782) to William Smallwood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06508.06 Author/Creator: Dorsey, Vachel (fl. 1782) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes to hear from Smallwood concerning an appointment he hopes to recieve. Has already waited for some time, at some expense, for an answer, and asks Smallwood to reply as quickly as possible.

Background Information:

People: Dorsey ,Vachel, fl. 1782
Smallwood, William, 1732-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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