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    Connecticut Quartermaster Printing. One page (removed from a book as evidenced by the left margin), 7" x 11.75", New Haven, Connecticut, October 2, 1776, "Printed by T. Green, Printer to the Governor and Company, 1778 [at] New London." Toned with mild wrinkling to lower right corner. Several small file holes along left edge.

    This Revolutionary War broadside announces to the residents of Connecticut that the state's General Assembly had enacted "An Act to compel the furnishing of necessary Supplies, and Assistance to the Quarter-Master-General of the Continental Army. . . . That if any Person or Persons within this Colony shall upon Request, refuse to sell or supply to the Quarter-Masters-General of the Continental Army the Articles of Timber, Boards, Shingles, Brick or Stone, or to sell or let their Horses, Oxen, Carts or Carriages for transporting the same . . . any one Assistant or Justice of the Peace within this Colony . . . are hereby ordered . . . to grant a proper Warrant or Warrants for the impressing from any such Person or Person so refusing." The broadside bears the heading, "Assisting the Quarter-Master-General. An Act and Law, Made and passed by the General Court of Assembly of the Governor and Company of the state of Connecticut, in America; holden at New-Haven, on the second Thursday of October, Anno Domini, 1776."

    Throughout the Revolutionary War, General George Washington and his Continental Army were plagued by a lack of supplies, munitions, and food. The Continental Congress lacked power to secure a predictable source of revenue - only the states could do that - thus leaving the army constantly under supplied. Here, Connecticut does its part early in the war to coordinate with Quartermaster General Thomas Mifflin to supply the army.

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