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1777-78: General Smallwood to Colonel Hollingsworth, Head of Elk, Maryland

Circa 1777-1778: Outer page of letter from General William Smallwood (Maryland) to Colonel Henry Hollingsworth at Head of Elk in Maryland who was Quarter Master General responsible for providing provisions to the American troops. Front bears “Public Service” and signature of W. Smallwood.

Communications from Smallwood and from General Washington to Colonel Henry Hollingsworth address the problem of inadequate provisions or clothes for American Soldiers who were fighting the British Army trying to reach Philadelphia to recapture.

General William Smallwood, later Governor of Maryland