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Mitchell, Nathan (1729-1789) [Attestation for Ebenezer Burgus]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.195.01 Author/Creator: Mitchell, Nathan (1729-1789) Place Written: Bridgewater, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 18 March 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 9 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Certifies that Burgus was a "minute man in my Company" was "aquited agreable" in battle and is owed eight schillings.

Background Information: Nathan Mitchell commanded a company of Captain of a company of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775.

People: Mitchell, Nathan, 1729-1789

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: MinutemenMilitary HistoryBattleRevolutionary WarFinanceSoldier's PayLexington and Concord

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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