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1777-12-20, Washington's orders for local confiscations
December 20, 1777 order by Gen. George Washington which ordered that grain by threshed by dates certain; thereafter all remaining sheaths would be
seized by the commissaries and quartermasters and paid for as straw. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of the title originally held by the Historical
Society of Pennsylvania Library).
Title:   By His Excellency George Washington, Esquire, general and commander in chief of the forces of the United States of America : By virtue of the power and direction to me especially given, I hereby enjoin and require all persons residing within seventy miles of my head quarters to thresh one half of their grain by the 1st day of February ... Given under my hand, at head quarters, near the Valley Forge, in Philadelphia County, this 20th day of December, 1777.
OCLC Number:   62821622
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