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    1778 Payment Receipt for British Troops Stationed in New York City. A partly-printed Document Signed "Will: Erskine Qrtr Ms Genl", one page with docketing information on verso, 8" x 6.5", np [New York], November 30, 1778. A receipt for "115,417 Dollars, and 28/56 Parts of a Dollar, which, at the Rate of 4s. 8d. per Dollar, Amounts to the Sum of Twenty six Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Pounds Fifteen shillings sterlg without Deduction being 165 days Baggage Batt. and Forage money paid to the staff and army at New York in 1777 and 200 days in 1778 Pursuant to General Clintons Warrent Dated Sept 15 1778..." Brig. Gen. Erskine commanded a brigade at the Battle of Long Island (August 2, 1776); he was Tyron's second in command during the Connecticut coast raid (April 1777), and he led troops during the Monmouth campaign during the winter of 1778 and 1779. He commanded the entire Eastern district of Long Island. Fine condition, repaired small tear at top, mounting traces on verso, mounted at top to acid-free mat. A color photo of the verso is included on the mat. An interesting and scarce record of the British occupation of New York City and Long Island.

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