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Manuscript Group 163, Hugh Hughes (fl. 1782), Deputy Quartermaster of New York

Daybook, 1782, 0.3 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: EN 172 (Ely Collection)


Summary:

Official correspondence of the deputy quartermaster for the state of New York.  Includes copies of letters from Timothy Pickering, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, and George Washington.

Gift of Edwin A. Ely, 1928.

 

Biographical Note:

Hugh Hughes was the deputy quartermaster for the state of New York.  He was based at Fish Kill, New York in 1782.

 

Provenance Note:

Edwin Ely donated this collection in 1928.

 

Scope and Content Note:

This daybook contains copies of orders and requests made to and by Hugh Hughes while he was the deputy quartermaster of New York in 1782.  The orders and requests vary a great deal, but are often for such things as horses, hay, and bran.  The daybook includes letters from Timothy Pickering, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, and George Washington.

 

Related Collections:

For more information on quartermasters in the American Revolution see:

Manuscript Group 110, James Abeel (1733-1825), Deputy Quartermaster General, Papers

 

Processed by James Lewis, May 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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