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OF THE

EVOLUTIONARY WAR

CONTAINING

THE MILITARY AND FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE

DISTINGUISHED OFFICERS;

NAMES OF THE OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF REGIMENTS, COMPANIES,

AND CORPS, WITH THE DATES OF THEIR COMMISSIONS

AND ENLISTMENTS;

GENERAL ORDERS OF WASHINGTON, LEE, AND GREENE,

AT OEBMANTOWN AND VALLEY FOBOE;
WITH A LIST OF

DISTINGUISHED PRISONERS OF WAR; THE TIME OF THEIR
CAFriiRE^ EXCHANGE, ETC.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE HALF-PAT ACTS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS J THE REVOLUTIONARY PEN-
SION LAWS; AND A LIST OF THE OFFICF.R8 OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
WHO ACQUIRED THE RIGHT TO HALF-PAY, COMMUTATION,
AND LANDS.

BY W. T. R. SAFFELL,

COUNSELLOR, AND AGENT FOR REVOLUTIONARY CLAIMS.

Itto-prk:

PUDNEY & RUSSELL, PUBLISHERS,

No. 79 JOHN-STREET.

1858.
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PREFACE.

As great numbers of the descendants of Revolutionary officers and soldiers are, at this time, eagerly in search ot information relative to the service of their ancestors, for purposes of profit and satisfaction as well as of history; and, as many of them reside at places where nothing of the kind can be had without considerable difficulty and expense, I have thought it my proper duty to place my collections within the reach of all interested.

In so doing, I am not without a strong reason to induce a belief that they will be of some considerable historical interest in indicating the different locations and movements of the army, and in showing the whereabouts of individual officers, regiments, detachments, and corps, as well as in giving the precise dates of important events; and as the financial difficulties of the infant Republic in 1780 has been a subject of great interest, both in history and in legislation, new light is thrown upon it by the correspondence dated in that year.

As the Congress of the United States, the Court of Claims, and the Executive Departments are constantly

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