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Kitteridge, Thomas (1756-1818) [Moses Dorman's military discharge]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09687 Author/Creator: Kitteridge, Thomas (1756-1818) Place Written: Andover, Massachusetts Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 14 April 1800 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: One manuscript document dated Andover, April 14, 1800, certifying Moses Dorman's near sightedness rending him unfit for military service. Document is signed by "Thomas Kittredge," the Regiment's surgeon. On reverse of document is a note from Captain Jacob Gould discharging Dorman from service until he "he shall be restored to soundness of Limbs & to his sight," below Gould's note is approval from Colonel Nathaniel Lovejoy.

Background Information: Thomas Kittredge was an American Revolutionary War surgeon who served with the 1st Massachusetts Regiment under Colonel James Frye's command, present at the Battle of Bunker Hill and largely regarded ...as a talented medical professional. He owned Peter Kittredge, a slave from Andover, Massachusetts. See GLC01450.702 for the statement regarding Peter's military service during the Revolutionary War.See More

People: Kitteridge, Thomas, 1756-1818
Gould, Jacob, 1794-1867
Lovejoy, Nathaniel, fl. 1800

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American RevolutionMilitary HistoryMilitary OccupationMilitary PolicyMilitary Service

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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