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Subject: [GM-L] Re: GenMassachusetts-D Digest V00 #391
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 11:31:25 EDT
Alison Buliavac & Bob of Essex Books;
There must be something to this "order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money", as that are the exact words in my ancestors Rev. War Record also.
Anyone else have any comments or suggestions on this?
Family Historian - Preserving the past for the future.
<< >Also in a Rev. War reference the following notation appears: "order for
>bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 13, 1775" What does
And a related stab at an answer:
Never heard of a "coat" but during this period the states and, fledgling,
government promised "bounty" land to those who enlisted. Usually the state
bounties were more generous than the states. You may want to check the town
records or published history of the town involved. It could be that a coat was
provided as an inducement in that town.
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