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[Military Printing Bill]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09046 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: circa 11 June 1776 Pagination: 3 p.

Summary of Content: Bill for Revolutionary War printing done by Ebenezer Watson for the Connecticut Assembly between 12 June 1775 and 27 May 1776, and receipt of payment by Watson, Hartford, 11 June 1776. Includes 1,000 passes for Col. Benedict Arnold received by Col. Henman from Crown Point, advertisements for deserters, 500 copies of the Salt Peter and Gunpowder act, an unknown quantitiy of the Minuteman Act, 100 copies of the Embarg Proclamation, enlistment orders printed on three occasions, 400 orders and enlistments for minutemen, 2100 enlistments, and beating orders for Continental and Connecticut Regiments.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: RecruitmentMilitary HistoryDesertionAmmunitionContinental ArmyMinutemenPrinting

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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