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Bernard Drew: When smallpox devastated American militiamen

The warrant is in the Plimpton Collection of French and Indian War Items, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library. Smallpox remained a threat even to the Revolutionary War decade, when the old blockhouse, or "fort," in ...

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The remaining Effects of the late Lieut. Col. Bird, Lieutenants Falconer and PennyFeather, and Ensign Frederick, will be disposed of by PUBLIC VENDUE at INGLIS’s STORE on Monday next, the 19th instant at eleven o’clock. Sales to continue till two. To continue every day, at the same hour, till the whole are sold.

Philadelphia, January 14, 1778


One of the Members of the Hon.
Continental Congress,
for the Province of Massachusetts-Bay

Philadelphia, November 22, 1775

The copartnership of GIBSON and ASSHETON being Expired: it is requested of all who are indebted to that Copartnership, speedily to pay their respective balances to the subscriber; and those who have any demands, are desired to bring in their accounts to be adjusted and paid.

John Gibson
Philadelphia, December 27, 1770