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Continental Congress (1774) [Military account book]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04773 Author/Creator: Continental Congress (1774) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 1 April 1778- 10 June 1779 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes detailed records for the payment of generals, aid-de-camps, other military posts, and military supplies. Cited as created by the Second Continental Congress, though possibly created by the Massachusetts Board of War.

People: Continental Congress

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Continental Congress, Government and Civics, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Finance, Continental Army, Soldier's Pay, Military Supplies, Congress

Sub Era: The War for Independence