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1777 Receipt for Blankets to the Continental Army
1777 Receipt for Blankets to the Continental Army
1777 Receipt for Blankets to the Continental Army
 
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This receipt was given to a citizen of Waterbury for blankets for the service of the Continental Army Soldiers. Receipts like this were given out by Army leadership when then procured items of need from the community.

It is signed by Nathan Ferns Lieu't in Capt Worners Comp'y in Col Swifts Reg in the Continental Army.

Colonel Heman Swift commanded the 7th Connecticut Regiment in the Connecticut Line in the Continental Army. He became a Brigadier-General in 1783 and became an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. He was known as personal friend of General George Washington.