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Unknown [The account of Otis & Henly, to ascertain the amount of clothing supplied by them]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00970 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 15 June 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lists clothing shipped on board Captain Hardie's ship, Olimpe, at Brest, France 15 June 1781. A separate list indicates artillery, ordnance, and camp equipage on board the Cybelle, ordnance stores on the ship Ruise, and medicines and instruments on board the Active. Shipped by order of [John] Laurens, special minister to France.

People: Laurens, John, 1754-1782.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Navy, France, Muster Rolls and Returns, Revolutionary War, Military History, Continental Army, Clothing and Accessories, Military Supplies, Military Uniforms, Artillery, Health and Medical, Diplomacy, Ammunition, Commerce, Merchants and Trade, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Maritime

Sub Era: The War for Independence