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    General Noah Littlefield Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed "Noah M. Littlefield Br Genl," one page, 19.75" x 15.25". Well[s], July 23, 1794. Headed at top "Return of Infantry of the First Brigade in the Sixth Division of the Militia, Commanded by Brigadier-General Noah Moulton Littlefield Esqr." Five regiments are listed with the Colonels' names (Esaias Preble, Andrew P. Fernald, Humphrey Pike, John Kenney, Jonathan Kinsman), number of officers by rank, and the number of "Arms, Ammunition and Accoutrements" such as "Musquets," "Bayonets," "Flints," "Powder Horns." The document has split at the mid-vertical fold where it had been crudely repaired with plastic tape resulting in staining. There were also plastic tape repairs on verso at the mid-horizontal fold, with slight separation. The area of Littlefield's signature and date in the lower right is unaffected by the repairs. Addressed on verso to "William Dennison Esqr. Adjutant General/Boston," dated "Wells July 28th." Noah M. Littlefield of Wells, Maine District, Massachusetts, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on January 1, 1777. He was encamped at Valley Forge in the winter and spring of 1777-1778 in Brig. General John Paterson's Brigade, 4th Division 3rd Massachusetts Brigade, reorganized as the 11th Mass. Regiment in 1779. Littlefield saw action at Saratoga (1777), defense of Philadelphia (1777), and Philadelphia-Monmouth (1778). The document is worthy of restoration.

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