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Abbott, Joshua (1740-1815) [Certificate of enlistment]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.216.01 Author/Creator: Abbott, Joshua (1740-1815) Place Written: Winter Hill, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 16 March 1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Certifies that Jacob Chamberlain has enlisted until the end of December in Captain Abbott's company in Colonel Stark's regiment. Written from Camp.

People: Abbott, Joshua, 1740-1815.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Continental Army, Revolutionary War, Military History

Sub Era: The War for Independence