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Bowler, Metcalf (ca. 1726-1789) to Joseph Clarke

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02503.03.01 Author/Creator: Bowler, Metcalf (ca. 1726-1789) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 November 1775 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Notes receiving 500 pounds to pay troops. Indicates that the money is nearly exhausted and he has yet to pay some of the Minutemen. Discusses other plans related to the defense of the colonies.

People: Bowler, Metcalf, ca. 1726-1789.
Clarke, Joseph, 1719-1792.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Soldier's Pay, Finance, Militia, Minutemen, Military History, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence