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Title Letter [manuscript]: Philadelphia, 1781 Sept. 21
Author Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: September 21, 1781, letter from Lt. Col. Lewis, a Shawnee Indian then in Philadelphia, to an unidentified Revolutionary War general, recommending his interpreter, Nicholas Jordan, "to attend an Indian Warrior Called Paul appointed an Indian Chief by the Count of Rouchambeau". Lewis also notes that Jordan has received no pay since 1777.
Names Jordan, Nicholas; Rochambeau, comte de, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur (1725-1807)
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords Continental Army, army, military, soldiers, US War of Independence, revolution, interpreter, chief, payment, money
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 513
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue