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Beckman, Ijerich (fl. 1779) re: marching to attack Iroquois Indians, burning villages

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.801 Author/Creator: Beckman, Ijerich (fl. 1779) Place Written: Wyoming, [Penn.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1779 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content:


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Revolutionary War, Military History

Sub Era: The War for Independence