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Title Letter [manuscript]: Yorke, [Pa.], to Brigadier General Edward Hand, Wyoming, [Pa.], 1779 June 3
Author Hartley, Thomas (1748-1800)
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 3, 1779, letter from Hartley, to Brig. Gen. Edward Hand, recommending William Huston, an adjutant in his former regiment, and Robert Crownover, for service in Gen. Sullivan’s upcoming expedition against the Iroquois in New York. Also references to other regimental affairs, including the trial of a soldier charged with murder.
Names Hand, Edward (1744-1802)
Places York, Pennsylvania, New York, United States
Keywords armed forces, army, expedition, soldiers, Sullivan’s Indian Campaign, US War of Independence, trial, murder
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Revolutionary War officer, lawyer, politician. Hartley commanded two regiments, Hartley’s Additional Continental Regiment (Jan. 1, 1777-Jan. 13, 1779) and the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment (Jan. 13-Feb. 13, 1779), before resigning to accept a seat in the Pennsylvania Assembly.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 364
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue