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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 (no image)
Document Information
Date March 22, 1787
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient
Summary Price has been informed by Captain Jefferd that a man enlisted with Jackson's Regiment at Boston is using an assumed name. Price and Jefferd believe that this man is the same he deserted from Captain Hamtramck's company in 1785, was confined by Captain strong, deserted again in January 1786, enlisted again in New York and again deserted. Price believes this man will continue to defraud the US of bounty money and clothing for as long as he can. The deserter goes by the names Solomon Bostwick, Edward Bostwick, and Ebenezer Bostwick.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Recipient cannot be determined from document.
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Related Persons/Groups William Price; unknown; Captain Jefferd; Jefford; Solomon Best; Colonel Jackson; Edward Bostwick; Ebenezer Bostwick; Captain Hamtramck; Captain Strong; Major Wyllys; Major Willis; Ensign Luse; Mr. Stagg; ;
Related Places West Point; Boston; New York; ;
Keywords deserted; confined; marched; enlisted; money; clothing; defrauding; ;
Key Phrases if it is the same man he will never march far with any Corps, unless he is confined, an keep continually defrauding the United States of the money & clothing;

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