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Alexander, William (1726-1783) [Return of four sloops and cargoes sent to West Point]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01630 Author/Creator: Alexander, William (1726-1783) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 28 September 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lord Stirling [William Alexander] writes, "four Sloops loaded and Sailed for West point, with the building of the Laboratory and fourteen peices of Cannon and two Broken peices. The Sloops are Commanded by Captains Edward S Willet[,] Barent Van Allen[,] John Vernon[,] [and] Garrit Rykeman." Originally accompanied with GLC02437.01631.

People: Willet, Edward S., fl. 1782.
Van Allen, Barent, fl. 1782.
Vernon, John, fl. 1782.
Rykeman, Garrit, fl. 1782.
Alexander, William, 1726-1783.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Muster Rolls and Returns, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, West Point (US Military Academy), Building Construction, Artillery, Weaponry, Transportation, Military Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence