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Quartermaster’s Account Book, 1781
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A testament to the broad importance of the Hudson River during the American Revolution and worthy of further research.

[REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. Manuscript Account Book, 14 pp. filled in, 4to. Schenectady, July 20 to August 29, 1781, entitled an “Account of Boards & Plank Recd from sundry Persons &c & Different Mills at Schenectady 1781.”

Inventory #21007.40       Price: $1,000

Notes deliverers of boards, planks, together with pitch and other materials.  Suppliers included Jacob Fonda, “Col Jno. Renselears Mills,” Tobias Ten Eyck,“Shermerhorn Mills,” Jacob Quackenbush, Isaac Swift, and many others. The lumber was used for a variety of purposes including the construction of shipping for the Hudson River and for housing of Continental troops and cavalry.

Condition

Simply string bound, first page loose, usual folds, light soiling.


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