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    1777 Autograph Letter Signed to General Hand with a variety of war content, including raising additional troops for the frontier garrisons. Indians in Miami, Ohio would ironically, kill the writer. An additional very descriptive gun request signed by the doomed soldier is included. This 8" x 13" letter on plain paper dated June 27, 1777 reads, as written: "Honored General, Agreeable to your orders I sent orders to the third and forth betalion for the complyment of men you will please to order 26 men to reinforce the garrison at Kittanany and 30 to be stationed on the frontiers. But can't get any from them betalion but an ensign and five privats. I maid...for the complyment of men wanting from the first and second betalion and there I but attended at the place of rendesvous which I then sent to your Honnour to receive their enstructions from you under the command of capt. Hugh Mastain the remainder of the men I will have raised as soon as possible and have them sent out to stations on the front as agreeable to your orders. I have rec't the ditamry for the officers of the of this county from the executive council of this command welth and will fine every militia man that has been ordered out on these commands and has not attended as soon the majestreets can be qualifyd. I have suspended Capt. Hopkins from doing daughty and will have him inj'd by court martial for his bad conduct for denying his orders to go to Kittanany and dismissing his party. I am sire your most oblig'd most humble serv't A. Lochry". The gun request is written on a separate plain paper, measures 8" x 3" and reads: "Received of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania twenty seven Riffles and two smooth bore guns, with accoutrments for thirteen of them, for the use of the Militia of Westmoreland County and for which I promise to account to this State. Philadelphia 21st March 1777 A. Lochry".

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