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    Continental Army Request for Provisions. LS, "JW Chanloner ", one, 8.25" x 13.5", front and verso, "Camp Whissahichon", Nov. 6, 1777. Letter of request for provisions from the Continental Army encampment at Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania where Washington and 15,000 troops encamped from Nov. 2 to Dec. 11, 1777, just prior to Valley Forge. In part: "Our necessity for flour and Whiskey is such that I have dispatched the bearer in hopes that he will meet with them on their way to camp... I expect momentarily to be called upon by his Excellency [George Washington] to answer for the wants of flour and Whisky..." Overall toning and rough margins as expected with field written manuscripts. Addressed on integral cover to Col. John Patton at Reading with an intact red wax seal. Good content illustrative of the already strained resources of the Continental Army.

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