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    David Bushnell Document Signed. One page with additional sheet, 8" x 12.75", Hartford [Connecticut], April 1, 1785. Bushnell, a former captain in the Continental Army and the inventor of the first submarine to see combat, is sent a bill from the State of Connecticut for £32:10 being a balance "due to the Corps of Sappers & Miners for their Wages for the Months of January Feby & March 1781." Bushnell was made a captain over the sappers and miners, combat engineers used in support of infantry at the front, the forerunner of the Corps of Engineers, in 1779, Docketed on the verso. Toned edges.


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