December 31, 1776 · n.p.
Letter written to Major General Sullivan from soldiers in the 16th Regiment a few days after he fought in the Battle of Trenton and right before the Battle of Princeton. In part, with uncorrected spelling, “Dec. 31th, 1776 / Honored Sir we your Humbeel pertishinors in the 16 Regemont in Capt Perrys Compeney Having Lost our Clothing in the manner heare… after mentioned, beag Leave to address your Honnor that you would help us to pay for the same, as we are solders in the Continental army and are also wiling and Ready to Serve your Honnor for time to cum according to our Honnors Request, and make no Dought but your Honnor will se that we are paid for the same as we your Humbeel pertishinors in Duty Shall ever pray...To mager General Soloven./
Paul Woodward ...being ordered by the cold to march without out my pack a broadcloth coat in it and a jacoat and a pair of Briches all of good Broadcloth worth £7-0-0 with 2 Shirts & 3 pair of Stokings... 2-0-0.
Coffe Hays was ordered to attend the sik at the smallpox hospital(?) and Left his clothing Lost 1blanket, 1 pair of britches, 36/ I pr shews one wooling shirt 12/1 pr of stockings.
Zenos Wilkins upon Retreat upon white plains a Jacoat 27/ Handkerchief/ 1 pair of shews new/.. 1 pair of stockings 4/ £2-1-6/
Ammon Canada I being ordered upon the cattle guard and by order Put my pack into the cart under the... of the guard as we marched from Peaks Coal to Easton and Never could find the same again- I Lost a new uneforme coat cost 52/8. 1 pair of Briches (sic) 15/, 2 pair of stockings at 12/, 1 Linning Shirt 15/….. Total £4 = 14-0.”
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