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    General John Glover Signed Muster Roll of Captain Rufus Lincoln's 7th Massachusetts Regiment, September 1781 16.5" x 13", two pages (front and verso), October 6, 1781, [West Point]. Some tearing at the folds, else fine.
    John Glover (1732-1797) was an American fisherman, merchant, and military leader who served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Initially he was the second in command of the Marblehead militia but after the death of Col. Jeremiah Lee Jeremiah Lee House in April 1775, he was given command.
    Rufus Lincoln was born at Taunton, Massachusetts 10 November 1751; died at Wareham, Massachusetts, 4 February 1838, aged 86 yrs. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant, then raised and equipped a company of volunteers at his own expense. They marched to defend Fort Ticonderoga. In 1780, he was transferred to 7th Massachusetts Regiment and continued to serve therein faithfully until the army was disbanded in June 1783, when he was honorably discharged. After the war he returned to Taunton, where he was a farmer; served as Selectman, 1792-96. In 1799 he moved to Wareham, where he also farmed and established a residence at 'Lincoln Hill.' Lincoln was never reimbursed by the government for the company he raised and equipped in 1777. He was required to sell his farm to pay the men and keep his word. Rufus was an Original Member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati from 1783 until 1838.

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