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1780: James Sutton, Board of War, Philadelphia to Major Gordon, Trenton, NJ

Letter from James Sutton, APD (In Captain James Brown’s Company) in Philadelphia. Letter addressed to Major Gordon, Trenton (NJ) with “On Public Service” marking. Major Gordon was in charge of the Continental Store in Trenton NJ for the Continental Army.

Letter refers to directives from the Board of War to send shallops (shallow boats) to transport Maryland Troops from Trenton to Christeen. Mentions agreement with two to three captains for transport as soon as possible. Also, provides a muster (Roll call of names of 12 soldiers) for transport on Shallops.