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    General "Mad Anthony" Wayne's Regimental Clothing Account for 1776, manuscript document, secretarial, one page with verso docketing, 8" x 10", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after February 21, 1777. A magnificent itemized accounting of uniform expenses for officers serving under Anthony Wayne between January 2 and September 28, 1776. Eighteen individuals are named, ranging in rank from ensign to colonel, with the cost of "making sundry cloaths" for each being recorded. Some of the earliest entries also list materials purchased for the production of uniforms. Scattered spotting does not detract, evenly toned paper, smoothed folds. Fine condition and quite acceptable for a Revolutionary War document. Since Wayne is referred to here as a "general", this accounting must post-date his February, 1777 promotion to brigadier. Wayne entered Continental service as colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, which was raised in December of 1775. This document, given its entry dates, must reflect the initial outfitting of his officer corps. The men appearing here would, in the coming years, serve their country in most of the critical battles of the northern theater.

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    April, 2007
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