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Borden, Joseph (1719-1791) [Receipt for 70 pounds sent from the Provincial Congress for paying a detachment of militia]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02503.02 Author/Creator: Borden, Joseph (1719-1791) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 6 May 1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Witnessed by the Committee of Safety. Note on verso indicates that the detachment was sent to Egg Harbor, New Jersey on 6 June 1776.

People: Borden, Joseph.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence