Contract Between Dexter and William Colfax for Rations

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Date December 31, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter
Recipient Name William Colfax Location: Bergen County New Jersey
Summary Articles of agreement between Samuel Dexter and William Colfax of Bergen County New Jersey for provisions of rations. Describes the price and composition of rations, as well as how they should be delivered and all responsibilities of the contractor. Annexed with a memorandum extending the contract.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; Secretary for the Department of War; William Colfax; commanding officer; agent; contractor; recruits; John Newman; Andrew Dexter Jr.; ;
Related Places New York; New Jersey; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Vermont; Bergen County, New Jersey; western posts; Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts; ;
Keywords contract; rations; articles of agreement; daily issues; western posts; bread; flour; rice; sifted or boulted Indian meal; beef; salted beef; salted pork; soap; candles; garrison; rum; whiskey; ardent spirits; vinegar; fortified place; military posts; provisions; expenses of transportation; excise; bills; losses; depredations of an enemy; escorts and guards; safety of the provisions; store houses; accounts; quarters; recruiting rendezvous; transportation; fuel; straw; monies; money; surplus; salt; memorandum; small parts; mills; ;
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