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Collections of the Maine Historical Society. 1st Ser (Paperback): Maine Historical Society
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: all before them. We hope soon to hear of Maiden being taken and that Harrison's 1 army will be at liberty to join Wilkinson's at Michigan. A great military force will be called out in New York and perhaps in Vermont, so that we are expecting that something will yet be done towards the Conquest of Canada before the close of the Campaign. Your dutiful son, Richard Cutts. Thomas Cutts, Esq., Saco. COL. EDMUND PHINNEY'S i8TH CONTINENTAL REGIMENT. ONE YEAR'S SERVICE, COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 1776. BY NATHAN GOOLD. Bead before the Maine Hittorical Society, April t4, 1S96. There is a history in all men's lives. ? Shakespeare. As early as September, 1775, Gen. Washington was much concerned at the prospect of the terms of service of the men, then in the army, expiring in December, with no provision made to fill their places with new regiments; and September 20, he addressed a letter to Congress, calling attention to this matter, and to the condition of the finances of the colonies. October 18, authority was given to raise twenty-six regiments of about eight hundred men, for one year, and October 28, after the men then in the service had received their pay, an order was issued recommending the soldiers, especially those who were to continue another year, to purchase with their money onlyshirts, shoes, stockings, and a good pair of leather breeches, as it was intended the new army should be uniformed. Congress was to purchase cloth, in the best market, hire tailors to make uniform coats and waistcoats, which they were to furnish the soldiers cheaper than clothing of the same quality could be bought elsewhere. November 4, it was voted that the cloth of the army should be dyed brown, and the distinction of the regiments should be made in the color of the facings; and...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Maine Historical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 152
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-91217-4
Barcode: 9780217912174
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-91217-6

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