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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.411
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1778 
Title Commission of William Young as Capt. Lieut. to defend western frontier
Date 21 June 1778
Author Bryan, George (1731-1791)  
Additional authors Matlack, Timothy (1736-1829)
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description Partially printed document signed by Bryan as Vice-President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council and countersigned by Timothy Matlack as secretary. Indicates that he is being appointed to "a Company of Woodsmen to be raised for the defence of the frontiers." Any mention of frontier woodsmen is highly unusual. Has a paper seal.
Subjects Military History  Revolutionary War  Militia  Frontiers and Exploration  
People Bryan, George (1731-1791)  Matlack, Timothy (1736-1829)  
Place written Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Theme Westward Expansion; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information George Bryan (1731-1791) served as Vice-President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council and Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Timothy Matlack (1736-1829) served in Revolutionary War, as a member of the Continental Congress, and as secretary of the Supreme Executive Council of the state of Pennsylvania.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859