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    John Schuurman (?-?) Barrack Master of New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1776, Autograph Letter Signed, "John Schuurman", one page, 8.5" x 12.75", New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 12, 1776 "To the Honourable the Committee of Safety for the Provence [sic] of New Jersey" informing them of his appointment and "...in Obedience to said Appointment I have taken the Care & burden upon me until now. but finding it from the business incombant [sic] on me... So Inconvenient to Serve as Barrack masters that I Can not attend it Properly Without Incurring Either the one or the other. Perticular [sic] in the bad Situation the Barracks is in which Causes double the trouble it Would do if it was in Order. I therefore Gentlemen pray that you will Except [sic] of my Resignation...". Schuurman also held the position of baggage master for New Jersey. Irregular margins, light toning and folds, else near fine. A fun piece from early in the war and just before Independence. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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