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    Valley Forge - 1777 Document Archive. Ten pages- blankets for Valley Forge. An amazing archive listing approximately 27 names of Connecticut soldiers who fought at Valley Forge and the provisions alloted to them. This archive contains seven items with regard to pay and provisions. The documents contain several names of Connecticut soldiers serving in the Continental Army at the time:
    "New Haven January 12th, 1778 received of...1 blankett appraized at eighteen shillings for the use of Col. Meigs Reg't Capt. Jose. Mansfield & Company. Isaac Potter, Lt."
    "Camp Old Orchard June 26, 1777 rec'd of Capt. Walbridge two pound limit - bean for one month...for...Josiah D. Fon..."
    "Camp Old Orchard June 28, 1777 Rec'd of Capt. Walbridge two Mound shillings it being for one month pay for...done in the Continental Army Rec'd by me Samuel Jillard."
    "Camp Old Orchard June 22, 1777 we the subscribers Continental Soldiers have received each of us a blanket by the Hand Capt' Walbridge." Signed names include, Joseph Green, Nathaniel Cushman, Nathan Kent, Sgt. Samuel Warner, Joshua Walbridge, Josiah Edson, Elijah Mussel, Isaac Pinney, Nathan Edson, Jephthah Whelor, and Corporal Isaac Cushman. All of these men were enlisted in the second Connecticut Regiment First Division. Nathaniel Kent is listed as having died on Feb. 4, 1778. Private Joseph Green is shown as being discharged on Jan. 9, 1778.
    A purchasing agreement for 13 blankets dated at Preston, Nov. 27, 1777 signed by Ephriam Tucker, Elisha Tyler, and Samuel Tyler. The reverse of the invoice lists the names of Capt. Wm Belcher
    "Boston, December 22, 1777 to the Committee of the pay table for the State of Connecticut. Gentlemen these are to inform you that six of the blankets which we sent you in the account dated ye 27th of last November are included in the Liut. Asa Story's Receipt who was Lieut in Capt. Wm Belcher's company in the Continental army. Also one blanket was delivered to Capt; Wm Belcher and sic to Ens'r Elisha Bordman which receipts we send you, Ephriam Tucker, Elisha Tyler and Samuel Tyler." William Belcher was the Captain of Connecticut's first Regiment. Elisha Bordman was part of Huntington's Brigade and was discharged in January 1778.
    "Mansfield 26th of May 1777 Rec'd of the Select Men of the Town of Ashford Six blankets for the use of Robert Hale, James Hale, Amos Donset, William Southworth, James Eaton and Josiah Bickniel they being enlisted into my Company for the term of three years Rec'd John Shumways, Capt." Privates Robert and James Hale both enlisted in CT First regiment as were Dowset, Southworth, Bickniel, and Eaton. The document is also signed by Caleb Hender, a Private from the Third New Jersey Regiment, and a Massachusetts Private, Simeon Smith. The 2nd Connecticut was raised from Connecticut recruits in 1777 for the Army of the "Continental Line." The 2nd Connecticut was at Valley Forge, for the harsh winter of 1777-1778 and at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ in June 1778 to what would become "the most scorching summer day ever known in America." The 2nd Connecticut Regiment fought at the battle of Whitemarsh in December of 1777.

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